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H37C Skipper, Jeff and the Group:
I surely didn''t mean to (and don''t think I did) criticize the design nor the sail plan. And perhaps I''m thinking of a different model? The one I''ve watched being cruised first hand was a Cherubinni (sp?) design, built in the 70''s. Tabbing failed, the rudder post bent like wet carboard, and the prop shaft/strut similarly bent on another occasion, all from inside cruising on the ICW. There were other ''issues'' which were more cosmetic than structural but resulted from humidity (and some leaks due to lack of proper bedding) and which the crew still had to address with much disgust. Some of the working gear on the rig was hardly suitable for offshore work which, after all, one may find one has to do when trying to work to windward getting down to the Caribbean). This was a new boat, on it''s first 2-year cruising run (PEANUT BUTTER by name) altho'' I did hear similar comments from a 2nd H37C owner based in Charleston...but I never got below on the boat. Perhaps it was a lemon? Perhaps I''m being overly picky? Perhaps I''ve got a different boat in mind? And/or perhaps two data points don''t describe a full continuum.