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Re: Production Boats and the Limits
Smack, I haven't read all the posts in this thread, so this may have already been discussed. But in my experience of sailing a Bavaria 34', (I think it was a 34'), across the Atlantic to Holland. I found that it was a very uncomfortable experience. It seemed to me that the fact that the boat has a pretty much flat bottom caused the boat to pound in all but the lightest sea. I swear, you simply couldn't let go of the boat for a second without being thrown across the cockpit.
After that experience, I decided that I would never voluntarily take a boat with that kind of shape to sea again. I'll stick with a boat that cuts the water rather than pounds against it. FWIW.