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Re: Blue Jacket 40 (new racer/cruiser)

It is a pleasant change to see an extensive discussion/debate on matters pertaining to sailing on a Sailing Forum rather than politics. Both informative and educational. For my part I am not impressed with the BJ40, at all, and suspect it was merely an effort to broaden IP's market somewhat. Perhaps it will. Perhaps not. Good try in any case. (Of course, if one wanted a really good, affordable, performance cruiser, one would stick with a mid-'80's era Beneteau First 42--if one was fortunate enough to be able to find one, eh?)
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