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Re: Looking at a Alberg 35

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
That's because they are really a 24' boat - on the waterline. 1.5 feet less W/L and a foot less beam than your O'Day 30.

Looking at boats from an LOA view is, or can be very misleading - W/L and Disp. are a much more valid basis for comparison of "size".

Those beautiful overhangs cost a lot in dockage.
It's my understanding that the "beautiful overhangs" combined with a narrow beam also improve sea kindliness (read a review by an owner who says sometimes he goes into a wave and and is convinced they will get hammered, and the A35 simply floats over it, though, "hobby horsing" can be an issue), and light air performance (LWL is short until she heels and it extends). However, this requires that she be rather tender, and sacrifices living space, both not popular by modern standards.

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