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I think that it is one thing to stretch the transom and counter on a transom boat, but double Enders don't stretch so easy. In wooden boat days we would sometimes move the mold spacing on the loft floor to produce a longer or shorter model of known design. (I did that on a Lawley Dinghy once.) Of course it affects the bow profile which means that the resultant boat is not exactly a stretch. It's not so easy with bigger boats. Probably the best known successful stretch was the Peterson 44 to 46 stretch which allegedly was done by spreading the frames a few extra inches and building a new plug.
In terms of the boat in question, coming from a Sabre, I think that a boat like the Fales will be a disappointment performance-wise. Frankly24,000 lb displacement is obscenely heavy for a 38 foot boat on a 33 foot waterline.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
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