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I guess your are going to like this: The guys from Hamnen tested The Aspect 40 upwind against a 15 year old design, a boat that is a Pogo predecessor, in flat water with about 12K wind, this boat:

Now this is really creapy! I was actually going to post about the B&R 38 a few days ago, but I just haven´t gotten around to post about it yet!

In the mid 90s this boat was way ahead of it´s time in many perspectives and has some similarities with some of the modern boats discussed here. The guy who owns this boat (which is the only one built) is Jimmy, who also owns Airbender, an Admiralty 30 which I think you posted a video of earlier (also video from hamnen). He bought the B&R for this season and has been upgrading it during the winter.

This boat is very fast, it weighs only 3,300kg (was actually supposed to weigh 2,600kg), so the Aspect 40 has 33% more weight.

They were keeping up with the Aspect during this test sail with about 7,5 knots boatspeed upwind. They also did some downwind sailing and they were doing about the same speed as the Aspect, up to 11 knots in these light conditions. I guess it´s fair to say that both boats are fast!

In the first regatta of the year last weekend, both these boats attended. The Aspect actually beat the B&R with 02h13m18s vs 02h22m24s (not corrected) (http://lss.a.se/bodySidor/04_kappseg...asser_2012.pdf, see start 6).

As for being as wide as the JPK (almost), that probably only applies to maximum beam. The B&R is only 2,26m at the waterline:


If I think of some more well designed swedish boats, I will try to post about them before you do

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B&r 38

Thanks for posting it. I did not found the boat dimensions I mean the ballast and weight. About the weight that’s what I was talking about on the Pogo regarding the weight being less than the one preview by the NA: Very difficult and it would be about the first time or almost.

This is a very light boat even considering that is quite naked in the interior. This is more the weight of a racing boat than one of a performance cruiser and like any top racing boat it is the type of boat that has to be checked after each race. Considering the 3300kg the boat has a ballast ratio inferior to the Pogo and substantially inferior to the JPK one. I guess that is why it has and need water ballast for stronger winds.

Regarding what you say concerning the beam at waterline, that is what I was talking about referring to a boat “Footprint”. That has nothing to do with Max beam but with the boat displacement. Obviously this one will be smaller because this boat weights substantially less than the JPK that weights more 2200kg. However it is good to remember that from those almost 1000kg are ballast.

The JPK will also have a narrow footprint (beam at water level) since it is a very light boat for a 38ft, I mean if we consider performance boats and not racers.

Regarding going downwind with 11K wind is to be expected similar results but with wind over 13/14 K I am pretty sure the B&R will be faster. With 11K the boats will not be able to plane. The B&R will need less wind than the Aspect 40 to plane, probably 2 or 3 knots less and that will make him much faster at that border.

With high winds the B&R will be more controllable and probably faster. As I have said the Aspect 40 will go faster upwind with waves. The race results in real time, assuming both boats are raced with the same level of competence, will depend on the wind and sea they get.

Off course we are talking about a 38ft boat against a 40ft boat : If the boats were the same size I am pretty sure the B&R would be faster and even like it is I still think that on most conditions the B&R will be faster however we will have to assume the same number of crew seating on the side of the boat, otherwise it will be kind of cheating.

I have said already that I think that it is time to have on IRC a penalty for the “dead weight” on the side of the boat. The rating of the boat should in my opinion be different depending on the crew number.

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This is a very light boat even considering that is quite naked in the interior.
Regarding interior, here´s what Jimmy says: "Since it is primarily a cruiser the boat is fully furnished, albeit in light sandwich, with berths in both the saloon, forward cabin and aft and three closets in addition to storage space under all berths. There are also sea berths in the saloon and aft to get good sleep for long passages. Galley is large with fridge, stove, oven, etc. Otherwise, the boat is furnished with a table (not a given in today's performance-oriented boats) as well as toilet and heater to make life more pleasant."

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Regarding going downwind with 11K wind is to be expected similar results but with wind over 13/14 K I am pretty sure the B&R will be faster. With 11K the boats will not be able to plane.
Actually wind speed was 12 knots, boat speed downwind was 11 knots.

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I have said already that I think that it is time to have on IRC a penalty for the “dead weight” on the side of the boat. The rating of the boat should in my opinion be different depending on the crew number.
I couldn´t agree more. I would like to see that under the swedish handicap system as well.

It´s a shame only one boat was built, but it appears to have been a bit expensive at the time. Having a Marström carbon fiber mast, water ballast and 3m swing keel in the mid 90s on a cruising boat might be one explanation to why it was expensive... That rig is really something!

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Re: B&R 38

Hi Paulo,

While we´re talking about Bergström & Ridder designed boats, you might want to check out the Route 66:
ROUTE 66
and the B&R 23:
Torkel Båtar - B&R 23

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Hi Paolo,

Indeed my name is Eric.

My previous boat was an Enter 360 (which was an newer version of the more know Diva 355/35). The 'main' reason for buying another ship was the need of 3 cabins. Having four kids and dutch weather made the old ship a small place for 6. Moreover the Enter has 2 cabins and no beds in the saloon.

I saw your report on the Salona 38. I bought the Salona the weekend of the launch by Dean Barker.

Initially I had my mind set on a Xp38, based upon the initial pricing of the Xp44 I had an idea of what the Xp38 should cost. All in all the price of a Xp38 is way too expensive. In my mind at least 50.000 euro.

What I really like about the Salona 38 is that the deck layout is great, the hardware (winches, block etc) of very good quality (all Harken). It is well build and the NX2 hardware is also nice to work with. The only minor point the size of the bathroom. (I saw the one on the Xp38, but that one makes the saloon very small).

Although after sailing 300 miles give me a very good feeling, in terms of true performance I still need to measure, some speeds, one thing that needs sorting out is the headsail 106% of which the clew was too low. What I like is that the boat is very responsive. For now I've reached 9.8 on 60 dgrs app. in 16 knots and 12.6 on 140 dgrs app in 20-24 knots wind in (relative) flat water.

The Salona 38 I've got had a 'standard' hull and rigg and keel. So Iron keel, no vacuum infusion hull, no rod rigging.

That was for two reasons, at some point, you run out of money, and I gonna use the boat for 98% for cruising. However I did opt for Pentex (grey) sails.

This weekend I'm gonna try the modified headsail and the gennaker.

Regards, Eric
And mine is Paulo, not Paolo That is becoming a joke. I am Portuguese, that is the Italian way of saying it

Your boat really looks very nice and that sails are gorgeous.



Nice to know that this thread helped you to find a boat that you like and are satisfied with.

Regarding those speeds they seems good to me considering you are using a small 106% head sail downwind and that the boat is not the performance version. You mention also that there was no waves and that does not give any additional bonus in what regards surfing. I guess that also with 16K at 60º ap the boat can carry more sail than that 106% headsail so the 9.8K at 60º seems also good to me.

Even if those speeds are very good cruising speeds in any cruising 38ft I am sure you are going to do better specially with more adapted head sails for downwind sailing.

I tried the same boat Dean Barker tested some time before. It was a top specification boat with really top sails. There was almost no wind (2 to 4K) and we were sailing faster than the wind all time, making wind with the boat speed. I was quite impressed with the boat light wind capacities and we were not using a geenaker.

Keep us posted about your boat... and by the way, congratulations for a very nice boat. May you and your family enjoy many happy moments on it.

Fair winds

Paulo

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Hi Paulo,

My sincere apologies for the Italian, won't happen again.

I remember now that we used the gennaker (a loaner, not mine) of the final stretch to our home port on delivery. We had about 6 knots of wind and we did 7-8 knots.



and indeed faster than the wind.

Thanks very much for the congratulations. I am wondering did make a decision about which boat you wanted to buy? And if so, what did you choose?

(apologies if I missed that somewhere here in the tread)

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Hi Paulo,

My sincere apologies for the Italian, won't happen again.

I remember now that we used the gennaker (a loaner, not mine) of the final stretch to our home port on delivery. We had about 6 knots of wind and we did 7-8 knots.



and indeed faster than the wind.

Thanks very much for the congratulations. I am wondering did make a decision about which boat you wanted to buy? And if so, what did you choose?

(apologies if I missed that somewhere here in the tread)

Regards, Eric
Hi Eric! The Salona 38 would have been the boat I would have chosen if my money had not come a bit short.

There was some story about not paying VAT that did not went well (nothing to do with Salona but with a change in the EC law) and in the end after all being agreed, including some mods that they utilized later on the 35 and I think also now on the 38, I had not the money for the top specification Salona I wanted and even a standard 38 would be stretching too much my budget.

I opted for an used boat, a boat that in its design principles is not far away from a Salona. It is also a substantially more expensive boat when new and I would never give the extra money for a new one comparing with a Salona, but I found one from 2007 in very good condition at a fair price, a bit less than what I was to pay for the Salona 38 I wanted, I mean, without VAT

The boat is a Comet 41. I have already posted about it and you can see it here:

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I will only be the full owner of the boat at 18/6 and I will only be on the water a week later...but then I am going away for 4 months or so. I will leave this thread to the care of Mr G, Mr W, Chimbatete, Eric, Faster, Nemier and all that have been posting and enjoying this thread: I will be sailing and seldom will have internet so it is a bit like....I will be back in the winter

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Motorcat, we all want to see that boat but not sailing slowly. He have already saw that. When you have a movie of that boat doing 18K or over please post it.

Why it is taking so much time. There are not decent wind around there?

Where is the TNT? That should be an explosive boat

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Hi Paulo,

The Comet 41 sure looks nice! and I see the resemblance on certain things, steel interiour frame, deep rudder, and overall lines of the hull. You'll have good fun and sailing on that one. Here in Holland we don't see too often a Comet.

I'm curious of what mods you proposed. I know that Salona is very eager to learn from experienced sailors to improve on the product (In contradiction to yards as Beneteau and others). Also I liked their flexibility in exchanging things for others within the package. Like I really wanted the Raymarine E7 plotter and not the Garmin one. They even asked me if I wanted extra 12V outlets in cabins, etc. Really stunning.

A four month trip! Wow, wish I had the time to do so.

Cheers, Eric
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