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post #3 of Old 12-08-2001
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Buccaneer 29.5 (US Yachts)

Practical Sailor reviewed the Buccaneer 29.5 and published some specs about 1 to 1.5 years ago. You may want to check their website and get a back copy of the article. You are correct about the beam being less than 12 feet. In fact it''s actually closer to 10''. You are also correct about the hull being designed by Doug Peterson. The same hull design was used for the Chaser 29 IOR Half Tonner which won the World Championship in ''75. Chaser Yacht Sales of Canada went belly up shortly thereafter and Buccaneer acquired the spare hulls and molds. I''ve been sailing a Chaser 29 for years, and for several years was docked next to a Buccaneer 29.5. The hulls are indeed identical, but except for the hull the boats are quite different, both above and below the waterline. I''ve got several pics on sailnet, so you can see for yourself.
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