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Cal 39 Hunt Design

Hi,

I need advice from those who know. I am considering purchasing a Hydrokeel Cal 39 (Hunt Design) but want to know if it is strong enough for blue water cruising.

Anyone have an opinion on this? Anything to watch out for or any suggestions?

Thanks a bunch!!
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Improving on a good design

You might get better info going to the Cal sites Listed below

I have a Hunt designed 1988 Cal 33" Fairwinds ". We did a 2 year trip from Detroit to Trinidad. Great boat. Good design. clcjr54@hotmail.com



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Many thanks

I am so thankful you replied! There's nothing like an owner's review as opposed to a manufacturer's review.

Does your boat have the Hydro Keel? How does she handle heavy weather? Do you find her relatively stiff? The displacement ballast ratio sounds good, but would like your opinion on this if you don't mind me taking your time again.
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Check out the Thread"Buying a Cal 40" posted a few weeks ago in
Buying a Boat Forum. Interesting. I'm not familiar with a Hydro Keel. From what I've seen the Cal 39 would be a great boat. We found our Hunt designed Cal 33 good in moderate to mid-heavy seas. However thats only a very small part of cruising. Storage and reliability is very important. Also how you aproach voyaging. Fairwinds has a deep draft and a high aspect rig. Points well. Easy to sail. What are your plans cruising? Destinations?Full time? After being out for 2 straight years We feel perhaps 6 months on and 6 months off would keep it fresher..........

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