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Hello,
I am still dreaming of cruising in a few years on a sailboat.Always reading about boats in the meantime.My question is,I see alot of racing sail boat websites and see the boats they are using.Some of them(Orion for example) have decent living quarters and claim to be able to "plane" on the water.Which I assume gives gains in the speed dept.They are raced from Calif to Hawaii alot.Most chat I see tends to be toward boats like Morgans,Contessa,CSY,etc.
Being new to sailing could someone tell me what I am overlooking in regards to these racing style boats ,and using one of these sleek craft for a singlehanded cruiser

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JerryO
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Jerry:

The ''planing hull'' designs you see are still displacement hulls tho'' they more readily plane when sailing downwind - normally while flying a large chute you would be unlikely to fly while cruising due to small crew, auto-steering device of some kind and/or reluctance to risk the sail/rig damage that can result. (Races out of SF or SoCal to Hawaii are classic opportunities for these boats to strut their stuff, but it doesn''t mean you''d sail to Hawaii the same way...).

Offsetting the planing capability is your possible need for less draft (these hulls can be quite deep), an underbody that handles a grounding better, a more protected rudder (vs. a deep, deep rudder depending on the strength of a single rudder post), more stowage & equipment space than provided in the shallow/wide hulls...and perhaps a price tag less damaging to your cruising budget than these boats demand given their more exotic materials.

We''ve seen a few J boats (the cruising versions) in the Caribbean now, and they may be one compromise option you could consider - well built & at least laid out with cruising needs more in mind. Well built (using the SCRIMP method) in RI but, again, pricey by the standards of most us mere mortals.

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Thanks for your reply to my posting.I guess speed does cost money as they always said.(esp on water).If you happen to know of any designs or makes and models I would appreciate the input.In the meantime I will keep saving and dreaming. :-)
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JerryO
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I just found the link to J-Boats.
Wuuupps.
JerryO
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