Join Date: Feb 2000
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Re: Re- introducing myself
I don't find it difficult to believe that a well sailed Pearson 30 could beat a similar sized Beneteau. Beneteau 30's, (before the currrent First 30, which is a very fast boat), rate in the 160's to 180 range. Pearson 30's rate around 171-174. Well sailed, in moderate winds, the Pearson 30 can be a surprisingly fast boat upwind and reaching as long as its not surfing conditions.
FWIW, I also did not see any Beneteau envy or distain in that post, just a newly discovered enthusiasm for getting the best out of a boat that he has been working on for several years after finding out the ole girl ain't dead yet. Frankly, enthusiasm for the boat you own is always a good thing in my book, even if the post ended up in a bit of a strange spot.
Alechich...keep loving life, its a good thing.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay