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05-14-2013 09:22 PM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

Thanks SW- good article. Interesting what he says about narrow boats and berths. The Boreal is not a particularly narrow boat compared to some others but still a really sweet boat. Fortunate my new boat incorporates virtualy all the features he mentions.Sounds like yours does too. Would have liked him to speak more to features he likes in the galley area. Find the ergonomics of that area is not well thought out in too many boats.
05-14-2013 01:55 PM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

Schock 35? PHRF 72. Comfy Interior. Great sailing boat.....Aside from that I like the Junneau Sunfast 3200, Elan 310 and the Beneteau First 30. I am a 35 foot and under type of guy.
05-13-2013 09:29 PM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

Here is a nice blog post from Morgan's Cloud that explains in gory detail why I'm happy our 40 footer has the interior of a 35 footer.

8 Tips For a Good Voyaging Boat Interior Arrangement

There is no free lunch.
05-11-2013 05:43 PM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

My choice too in what regards price/quality and yes the interior is not only nice but has a good storage, even in the cockpit with lots of space on the central locker. I sailed the boat with very light wind (2K) and it was possible to sail, making wind and going faster than the wind (the boat had the performance and the premium sails options).
05-11-2013 03:44 PM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

I looked at the Salona 38 at the Dusseldorf Boat Show earlier this year and it was easily the stand out boat for the show for me. Nice exterior lines, well thought out interior, really one of the best interiors for a boat of that size regardless of performance orientation, and the price if I remember right, was quite attractive for a new boat. Winner in my book.

As for interiors, I would expect the interior of a performance cruiser to feel smaller than a comparable length slug boat. That's part of the trade-off. You can't have it both ways. It was an easy call for us though. We were looking for the interior of a 35-footer, we just wanted to go as fast as possible with that much space. There were a jillion other boats we could have gone for with more interior space in that size range, but none of them sailed as well.
05-11-2013 11:23 AM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

Well, Good to know paul bought something quick or at least on par with the J37. Somehow I thought it was a slower style but bigger boat.

05-11-2013 11:09 AM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

As mentioned above the J-120 is a great performer but the interior is very basic and small for her length I thought.
05-11-2013 11:07 AM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

This boat came in with a 5'9" shoal keel so she was great off the wind but upwind forget it. At that point she was 75. Now she has a factory/Jason Ker LCG race keel that takes her to 7'8". Similar to doing laps at Watkins Glen on street tires then dialing in the suspension and switching to soft gummy slicks. Mmmmmm
PHRF has not assigned a new rating for this keel.
05-11-2013 11:01 AM
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I guess if you want to sell it maybe there is someone interested, it is a great boat....but as it is the only one in the States it is a bit difficult to find it on the used market

By the way what is the PHRF you have on that boat?

These guys had done well on the world ORCI championship with one.
05-11-2013 10:36 AM
Re: Performance Cruisers and Racer/Cruisers

I don't think this boat has been discussed yet. I wanted to stay around 38 feet, large enough to do some offshore but small enough for minimum crew. Rates high 60's to mid 70's depending on boat specifics.
Since that slide show was taken the boat has been modified and dialed in more to the racing side. Delete the furling add twin foil
hydraulic back stay
delete shoal keel, add deep keel
lots of electronics
excellent glasswork and buil like a tank
heavy cruising gear has quick release like the windlass, dinette...
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