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I looked in here for the first time in a few days. the Bieker 35.....do not quote me, but I think I may have mentioned it earlier in this thread. I probably referred to it as a riptide 35, as that is how I know her, with Bieker as the designer. I remember the first time seeing her sailing, she was moving in some less than 5 knot winds, everyone else seemed to be standing still, including us in a C&C 115.
Boat was initially designed for Jon McKee. He now has a 45'ish foot, a bit nicer than the 35. I do not know if it is as fast per say. IE compare the 35 to other 35's, she is on the faster end of things. the 45 has not from what I have seen raced and won a lot of races like the 35. One persons opinion of 2 local boats here in Puget Sound where Pudding and I in habit.
As far as "Capado" I like how it has two interior designs, both have places, I prefer the aft head, 2 fr and rear berth area version, vs the 2 rear berth, front head. I do see the plus/minus of both floorplans. But for a boat of this size, at least the how I would it, I still like the one a number of pages back, need to go look that one up.......
She drives me boat,
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