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Re: bermuda 40

Our current boat is a Morris Ocean 38 we had built, which is really an extended 36. To build this boat Morris needed to cleanup an mold they hadn't used in 10 or more years. No one wants boat like this anymore, just strange people like us.

I looked hard at B40's when we made this decision. In my mind, the B40 is one of the best looking boats ever built. So I don't for a second think a B40 is a mistake. In fact, I like the yawls the best...they look perfect to me. One of my friends compares it to a Triumph with spoked wheels...you either love it or not. We love it.

Both the Morris and the Hinkley are small in side by today's standards, but I think the Morris is a little more user friendly with the small space. For example, I couldn't find a B40 with a Nav station where I didn't hit my head when seated. On the other hand, pilot berths work great if you have offshore plans.

At the time, Hinkley was all about building picnic boats, and Morris was all about building sail boats...and a new boat to our specs won the battle as did a fine team of folks at Morris who have become great friends.

I think you'd be happy with either boat. Feel free to PM me if I can help.
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We love our Morris Justine. It seems like a perfect couple boat to us. We love the secure cockpit, bulwarks, quality construction and balanced handling. Might be tight for 4.

We're not super experienced sailors so we don't have a lot to compare it to, but feel free to ask specific questions.

The Block Island sure is beautiful.
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SOUTHERN CROSS - W42

Maybe a little to big ?

Here is something a little smaller.
http://www.westsail.com/forsale/sabai.htm
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Mk III modified sloop, dinette, nav station. Seaworthy. Seakindly. Highly recommend.

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Thank you very much capecodda, MY36 and petmac.
Would you mind to contact me with a message as i would like to ask you a few more questions. Unfortunately, i dont have enough posts to send you a message.
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Re: bermuda 40

what wind speed do you start sailing and stop motoring (both Justine and b40)?
and on a beautiful day with 15 knots on a broad reach...what is an average boat speed?
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Re: bermuda 40

That's a sail dependent question. When we built the 38, we moved the rig forward and built fractional. Where we sail, the afternoon SW is 15-20 pretty reliably, and a 100 percent jib with a relatively big main works well. For light wind, the fractional allows for a code zero flown forward of the jib. We can sail in low single digit winds with the code zero. These are fun sails, can be rigged to roll and pack up in snake format like a sock.

MY36 I believe is mast head with the option of a big overlapping genny. Maybe MY36 can comment on that which would be more relevant to your question.
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Re: bermuda 40

that is a smart sailplan. I have the same in my jboat and i think it is the best way to go. But i will have to get used to the big genoa, as the justine and the B40 have big headsails.
Although one can always have a 105% jib even if the boat is rigged on top of mast.....
I am curious to hear from MY36 and petmac about their sailing experience.
Also: how does your morris handle under power in reverse? the propeller is enclosed between skeg and rudder, correct?
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Yep, it's got some substantial prop walk...you can master it with some work. Every boat I've owned with a prop in an aperture had this attribute.
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A 105 is fine for most for most sailing, if it's blowing 4 knots most people will motor, if it's blowing 10 a full main and number 3 gets you 85/90% of what a number one will give you. We typically sail with a 3, with 10 true over the deck we top out at 10 or so upwind, with the 1 were about 11. For cruising we're happy to give up a knot for easier sail handling

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have the same in my jboat and i think it is the best way to go. But i will have to get used to the big genoa, as the justine and the B40 have big headsails.
Although one can always have a 105% jib even if the boat is rigged on top of mast.....
I am curious to hear from MY36 and petmac about their sailing experience.
Also: how does your morris handle under power in reverse? the propeller is enclosed between skeg and rudder, correct?
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