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But also because different models offer different advantages and disadvantages depending on the sailing venue and long term goals for the boat. A boat like a 393 makes great sense as a live aboard, or coastal cruiser in a venue with predominantly mid range wind speeds, but is less suitable as an offshore cruiser or as a coastal cruiser, or cruiser-racer in a venue with predominantly light air or heavy air. The 393 would be a lousy first boat for someone who really wanted to learn to sail well, but would be a reasonable choice for someone who wanted a boat that is big enough for their family and for whom learning to sail is not a priority.
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