Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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On Long Island Sound they seem to have problems sailing to their rating. They may have a rather narrow "groove" that you have to stay in order to get the most out of her. Unless your're very focused... the boat slows down. New or better sails might change that, but they never seemed to shine on the race course. Maybe removing the teak would lighten the boat and improve performance? Construction and conception are exceptional -- open up the instrument panel (tilt-down for easy access) in the nav station & look how it's been wired. Joinery is on a par with Bristol, certainly, though perhaps not quite as heavy. On deck, halyards all have clear leads aft to the cockpit, where there's room to manueuver AND sit comfortably. Sail contols are big enough to work easily, and the deck fittings are properly sized, too. Depending upon what you're looking to do, the Sweden 36 could be just right.