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Old 02-05-2013
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Re: Hunter Legend 37.5?

I crewed aboard a Legend 37.5 wing keel for the Wednesday night races as well as during some longer coastal races and the 2008 Queen's Cup (Milwaukee to Grand Haven). The boat was competitive and sailed to her PHRF, in my experience. She was stiff and well balanced. I was always impressed with the lively performance, helm feel and spacious, well-laid out cabin.

IIRC, the fin keel option was dropped on both boats when they went from the Legend 37 to 37.5. I would assume that means customers and Hunter were happy with the performance from the wing/bulb keel. This change occurred for the 1990 model year.

As Faster mentioned, this is a fractional rig and largely driven by the relatively big main, so be prepared to use some muscle when hoisting and adjusting the main. Our strongest crew member always ran the main because it was such a bear.
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