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poor old maple leaf 48

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Here is a concern someone posted on another forum:
With their lean bows and excessively huge stern, I've heard that they are extremely hard to control downwind, in strong winds. Altho not as bad as the Maple Leaf 48, they can be a real workout of places like Cape Mendocino in a northerly. A friend helped sail a 48 from BC to Frisco and he said it was amost hopeless trying to control her downwind in strong winds and following seas.Have a good drogue ready when rounding Mendocino or Point Conception. Their total lack of hull balance and directional stability is abysmal.
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Its amazing how people ALWAYS have a friend whom SAYS??
I will put it this way I OWN a Maple Leaf 48 for 3 years now and have never had any issues sailing down wind, in fact I have had her surfing down the face a large swells with out an issue? and that was in a large swell in 35knots with full sail up?
Just wanted to clear the air with this issue?
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