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New Horizon 26-sorry about second header
Very interested to read your post. I have acquired a 1960 New Horizons that I am restoring. She is in wonderful condition! The construction is very heavy, as you mention, but I can''t detect any signs of this having stressed the hull. The design was not a bad one. In fact, after spending time with the drawings at Mystic, I am really impressed with the thoughtfulness of the designers and Ray Greene. The heaviness of the boat, I believe, is due to the builders not really understanding the physical properties of the materials very well. The NH was the first fiberglass cruising sailboat ever made on a production basis. In fact, the very first drawings of S&S render the boat in wood! There is an excellent discussion of the NH in Spurr''s book "Heart of Glass." Would be interested in corresponding if you have more information or interest in NH or old boat restoration.