Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I crewed aboard a Legend 37.5 wing keel for the Wednesday night races as well as during some longer coastal races and the 2008 Queen's Cup (Milwaukee to Grand Haven). The boat was competitive and sailed to her PHRF, in my experience. She was stiff and well balanced. I think it would be an ideal racer/cruiser for the Great Lakes, regardless of the keel. I was always impressed with the lively performance, helm feel and spacious, well-laid out cabin.
IIRC, the fin keel option was dropped on both boats when they went from Legend 35 to 35.5 and Legend 37 to 37.5. I would assume that means customers and Hunter were happy with the performance from the wing/bulb keel. This change occurred for the 1990 model year.
The boat I crewed on is now for sale and may be one that you've check out also. It would make a nice upgrade for my family and I, but she's out of my budget.
FYI - the draft of the Legend 37.5 wing/bulb is 4'11", not 4'9".
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