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rquadri 05-28-2012 10:26 PM

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Hi everyone!
I bought my '78 Spirit 15 months ago. I've been working on it on the weekends. Took it out for the first time this weekend.

AWESOME!!!!!:D

Southron Spirit 05-28-2012 11:09 PM

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glad to hear there is another spirit sailing again .
everyone who looks at my boat ask me if it is a 26 footer

rquadri 05-29-2012 09:31 PM

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Smooth through the water, dry in 3-4' seas. Comfortable ride in 12 kt wind. I knew it the moment I saw that hull shape 1-1/2 years ago..... I was a boat builder in my youth and after being away from boats all these years, this little keg has really pumped me up. I intend to wander around the Keys, Biscayne bay, the West Bahamas, etc. I'm like a little kid and can't wait to go out again! Too bad I still have to work.....

blobaugh 06-08-2012 04:11 PM

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rquadri, I have been in winds around the 20s and big waves in Puget Sound. Was never worried for my boat. You made a good choice :)

windyway 06-08-2012 08:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by blobaugh (Post 882360)
rquadri, I have been in winds around the 20s and big waves in Puget Sound. Was never worried for my boat. You made a good choice :)

Dito for me in the Georgia Strait, these boats are awesome! I had a 150% Genoa as a headsail not expecting winds over 10 knts when a 25 knot wind hit midship & swung her down to a 30deg heal without any water coming in. (except my pants! :eek:)

blobaugh 06-08-2012 09:09 PM

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I had a gust that should have been a knockdown once. I think gusts were around 35knots that evening. No water over the rails. Pointed more upwind and she settled right down. That was with a 130% Genoa.

You definitely make a good bet on this boat

Southron Spirit 06-09-2012 09:42 AM

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ww abd bb glad to hear these reports thanks !


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