Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Currently in Savannah,GA
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You bring up a good point.One I had thought about also. I guess I should have told you guys more about the boat when I originally posted this, but I was paranoid about someone possibly messing my deal up.Actually,there are two boats now that I''m really interested in. The first is an C&C 33.Her displacement is actually 9,800 lbs.(I inaccurately had in my original post she was 10,800 lbs., I believe). She has a fin keel, with a draft of 5''5". Water line length is 34 ft.Length overall is 32''10".I''m taking this info.straight from the add for the boat.I''m not sure how accurate it is. The second boat in the running is a Dehler Optima 101.(This is a boat Jeff_H got me stuck on a long time ago...Thanks Jeff! I believe she is fin keel also,but am not positive.Her displacement is 8,818 lbs.,with a draft of 5''6.Water line length is 27.2,with an overall length of 34 ft.Both are powered with 18 hp Yanmars.Now, I''m digging deep here to pull up what little bit I remember about hull design-which is probably wrong. Between two boats with similar displacements, wouldn''t the one with the longer waterline be the faster boat-generally speaking? I know the Dehler carries a lower PHRF rating even though the C&C has a longer waterline.Of course the Dehler is also 1000 lb.lighter in displacement.To my little pea brain, it seems like the 18hp Yanmar is more of an efficient motor on the Dehler design.If any of you guys have any opinions about these two boats, I would really appreciate hearing them. I intend to use which ever boat I choose to sail single-handed,running up and down the Eastern coast, Bahamas,Caribbean, and possibly further. Thanks!