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Originally Posted by AntiguaRum
I am planning to purchase a 32' to 37' boat next year. I am in love with the PS37! But with a DLR of 338 and SADR of 14 I am little concerned about her light air performance. I'll be sailing the San Juan and Gulf Islands (Washington/B.C. Canada) where, in my limited experience, the winds seem to run 5-15 knots in Summer and bit more in spring and fall. However, it can get rough pretty quickly.
I would love to know how your boats perform at various wind speeds. Has Pacific Seacraft published polar diagrams for the 34' or 37'?
Any specific things I should consider if buying a Crealock boat?
I've not seen any polars myself, although the esteemed Earl Hinz did a review for Sea Magazine back in 1978 that I think referenced some polars.
Have you seen the old PSC brochure for the 37?
I can tell you that we averaged 7 kts with our Asail this summer on our sail out of Burnham harbor in downtown Chicago, back north to our home port at NorthPoint Marina in Winthrop Harbor, IL. She's not a light air boat for sure, but she'll surprise you once in a while.
s/v Little Wing