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A Rawson wouldn't have passed the other boats as described in the first post.
Also, the Rawson sail has a 3R on it, in block italics, not a roman font, like the Ranger "R".
Lastly, the boat was estimated at 32 feet, and the Rawsons were 30' full-keel boats displacing 12000 lbs. Not the kind to be moving along very well, unless it was really blowing. The Ranger 32, at 9500 lbs. is much more likely the boat he saw.
Last point in favor of the Rangers, IIRC—some were cutter-rigged, I don't believe any of the Rawsons were.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
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Last edited by sailingdog; 08-14-2006 at 11:48 AM.