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post #259 of Old 04-03-2012
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Re: Full or fin keel?

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
You can only be kidding Put your boat sailing at 40K, let him fall repeatedly from the top of 25ft waves at 25k ...and you will probably will have a boat in small pieces. The efforts these boats are subjected are HUGE.

Sail one of these boats conservatively at cruising speed (and that means fast anyway) and it will be an incredibly strong boat.


That is specious BS there Paulo. These boats are purpose built for ocean racing and the failure rate is unacceptable. On the current leg there are again 3 boats (or is it 4?) with major problems.

Cruising in one of these boats no matter what the speed would be an exercise in self flagellation. To even suggest it is laughable.

Not to mention the COST
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