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post #3569 of Old 12-28-2012 Thread Starter
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New Elan 400

Elan released the stability curve and polar of the Elan 400 and I like that boat more and more.

It is the kind of boat that can mix a very good upwind performance with a very goo downwind one, a very balanced boat and a very stiff one. With 36% of B/D with all the ballast in a bulb at 2.40m and a moderate beam 83,87m) it has to be.

I like specially the hull, not very beamy and with more rocker than many boats in its class mixed with a transom design that will give a good stability on a downwind ride.

The tankage is also good, with 350L of water and 170L of diesel. I only hope that the interior looks better than it looks on the designs. It is a pity that they had not sacrificed one of the rear cabins to move that head further aft providing a bigger and nicer salon and a dedicated smaller storage space.

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