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Re: TransPac 49
Not sure if you ever got an answer. My girlfriend owns one in Seattle. If you'd like to look it over and ask any questions I'd be happy to help you out.
Hull problems? Zero and don't anticipate any. Deck problems consist only of the usual leaks around things that weren't sealed well when holes were drilled for fittings, etc. Currently it's all in good order.
Other than that, it's all about keeping up with aging systems - just like any other boat.
We generally cruise at 8 knots under power at 1.1 gph (averaged over many tanks of fuel). In any air worth putting the sails up it will do 6.5-8.5 knots. Fastest I've ever seen under sail was 10 knots on a down hill run from Pt Townsend to Seattle on a very windy afternoon.
Fastest I ever crossed over the ground was 14.5 knots - through Cattle Pass at just the right moment :-)