Guys this will be my last day on this thread, at least regarding the way I have been running it. I have to prepare my sailing summer and have other stuff to do. This takes simply too much time.
I will try to reply to all that pose concrete questions but I cannot say how long it will take to reply.
This is not my thread anymore, but your thread. Along the time there were many knowledgeable sailors that have participated. It is all yours I hope you can maintain it with the same interest that justified more than a thousand hits a day.
Best regards to all.
Now that's bad news for the thread.
Thanks for all your comprehensive posts, and for bringing attention to otherwise little known yachts ( at least in the US ), and designs. Lots of knowledge and info on this thread.
But everyone here knows how to get you back out of hybernation. Just post a slow boat, maybe even full keel, talk nonsense on stability and RM or trash one of those Comet 41s. Works every time!
I hope you stick around.