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post #11 of 14 Old 09-24-2007
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Also don't discount Westsail, you can pick one up for far less than 100k, and then put those savings into a few upgrades. Many of them are already fit out for offshore work (life raft, selfsteering, EPIRB, sea anchoring gear, etc. etc.).
The Westsail would do very nicely where you have a lot of wind, like the SF Bay area. All I know is they sail like an anvil around here (Chesapeake).
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hull speed is nearly 7kts, but you have to get all that weight up to 7 kts first. .

it takes a good strong steady wind to get that much mass up to hull speed and keeping it there.


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You might be able to get an older Valiant, if the market is as soft down there as I have been hearing...
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Check out the Yankee 30 MkII or MkIII. Having compare calculations of those vs. a Bristol 30 the values are nearly identical. Please note that on the site the MkI and MkII are mixed up, i.e. somehow they are switched in the list, to find out about the MkII, choose the MkI.
go to sailcalc to see the comparison
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