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These have come up at the periphery of a couple of discussions over the months, but not specifically addressed, as far as I can tell.
The usual: anybody have opinions about, and especially experience with the boats?
My intended uses are SoCal PHRF racing, spartan local island cruising, coastal racing, and maybe some longer stuff, like Transpac in a few years. The PC models are in hot demand, with their cruising interior, but I think I''d be happy with the GP or RC- I don''t need the teak furniture.
I''m working on getting together with some local owners, and have seen the 30/30 association''s website, but would like a less sales-oriented pitch; theses guys are desperate to get more boats racing in SoCal, and might give skewed impressions to suit their wishes.
From what I''ve seen, the boats seem to usually race with a full crew of 8, which is lot of crew to keep involved through a season. The boats aren''t that big, and seem to end for end jibe, so unless railmeat is crucial, can smaller crews work OK? These aren''t IOR boats, but are supposedly built to the MORC rule, with which I''m not familiar. What typeforming has that rule caused?