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Does anyone have experience with one of these? Layout accomodations etc are great and boat is heavy - understand it is not a light air boat - but when the wind does blow does it sail at all well? or do you have to fire up the engine to tack?
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I have lived on one of these for two years and have throughly enjoyed the boat. Actually, it sails quite well in light airs. There is plenty of sail area with the main, mizzen, staysail, and genoa. And the mass of the boat keeps it moving thru the puffs. I formally had a Catalina 27 that would start and stop in light airs this one keeps on ghosting along. Also, there are all kinds of sail configurations you can use in heavier weather. We have blown along with just the staysail set. (My favorite sail on the boat) A lot of boat for the money as they are reasonally priced these days.
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thank you - have just about decided to make an offer. Anything I should tell the surveyor to look for especially? If so inclined would you email me directly - slipacre@warwick.net as I will have a bunch of questions should the deal go through. thanks Todd
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