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post #10 of Old 09-25-2012
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Re: First Purchase

we looked for a FIRST 38 for quite awhile but every one had been raced hard and put away wet.. Found a FIRST 42 in excelant condition and snached it up.. been on it for 10 years now, very roomy, performs unbelivable and stable as hell offshore..
I'm a sucker for the early IOR boats so the early FIRSTs in the early 80s fit my urge and my budget.. very easy to handle singlerhanded and my wife say its easy for her..
Dont know about the remark about being narrow as our 42 is about 14 feet in beem..
also, all Beneteaus dont perform equal..
I think the greatest part of our boat, is the fact that the faster you go, the more stable it becomes, and even thou she is almost 30 years old, She still performs in the teens..
Have sailed her from the Alaska to Mexico, and leaving in the spring for Hawaii and the Marshalls..
You cant go wrong with a FIRST
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