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post #11 of 16 Old 01-30-2007
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If you like the WS you might want to check one of my personal favorites the Bistol Channel Cutter. Like the WS they are heavy full keel boats, more at home off shore. A true blue water boat. http://roguewaveyachtsales.com/rogue...uewave_11.html

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Boats like the Wetsnail and Channel Cutter would be most at home running Niagrga Falls, about the only water application where their excessive weight is a plus...and poor sailing performance immaterial.
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I see why your handle here is "SailingFool."
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Personally I'm not a huge fan of the "Colin Archer" type although I understand why some people love them and they do look fabulous. One of the advantages of this kind of boat, particularly the gaff rigged versions, is that with a long boom and relatively large mainsail they often have very respectable performance on a reach or a run (wing and wing) without the use of a spinnaker. Prior to the advent of easier handling systems for spinnakers and the introduction of cruising chutes very few single or short handed cruisers would use anything other than standard working sails. Given that 'gentlemen do not sail to windward' reaching performance was more important than pointing when it came to earlier cruising concepts. Today with socks to control lightwind running and reaching that advantage is somewhat diminished. This can also partially explain the earlier popularity of ketches, with the ability to set a mizzen staysail making up for lower efficiency compared to a masthead sloop or cutter.

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Micoverde,
I'm probably not the only poster around here who is foolish about sailing and his boat (I certainly have enough receipts to be certified).
It's impressive to see how you've made use of your W32, certainly testimony to what the boat is capable of. I guess I've gotten a little jaded by armchair sailors who trot out the W32 as an epitomie of the offshore yacht when they're only going across the bay, and am surprised to bump into someone who's actually out there. I bite my tongue.
Hmmm, for $55k you could be cruising in a CS 36T....
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Boats like the Wetsnail and Channel Cutter would be most at home running Niagrga Falls, about the only water application where their excessive weight is a plus...and poor sailing performance immaterial.
Hey sailingfool at least you got your name right!!! You fool!!
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