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post #3 of Old 11-04-2006
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Pacific seacraft 34

After four years of looking at boats, I've decided on a Pacific Seacraft 34. I plan on singlehanding mostly, so a cutter rig was a must. I want something that would comfortably take me anywhere. I'm definetly going to Bermuda, and as my job is extremely portable, maybe California or Australia. The only downside is that the boat isn't as fast as "modern" day cruiser / racer with a phrf of a little over 200, I like to race and would like to buy a boat that I could do that with, but I don't see a psc being that competitive, although it may sail a little better than its phrf in heavy air. It's not a full keel, but a long fin with a skeg hung rudder. The waterline is short for a 34 footer, about 26 feet, the displacement is calculated as half tanks,stores, and crew of four, but its still a moderatly heavy boat. They also hold their value well. Good luck. Brandon
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