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Can somebody figure out my PHRF
just read that you owned a Folkeboat some years ago... go to the weebsite above. You gonna love my boat.. :-)
Reason for me to ask the question :
I have filled out a local racing declaration and received the current 278 Phref. My boat is the ONLY one in the US and Canada. Although still built in Germany today ( under the BIGA name ) they are VERY expensive New and usually not raced in Germany either.
I re-started sailing last year ( after missing 30 years ) and my competitive spirit has led to imediately started racing.
The boat performs wonderful and me the skipper is learning as well ( much slower than I like ) to sail faster. With such a steep learning curve ( from NOWHERE to barely finding the course, lol ) my wife and me are getting better by almost every race.
Now the inevitable is going to happen... I am nipping at the top performers heels, and than ....eventually the question will come up, if my Phref is too high.
Thats why I would like to get a little anmunition ,,, just to be prepared, if the discussion comes up.
The boat has a little keel ( almost 2 foot draft ) with a steel centerboard, which swings backward. I would guess that there might be 400 lbs lead in the keel. THIS IS A WILD GUESS... The boat is 23.5 long Waterline maybe 21 ??? ....
It doesnt fit into a container, because the container has those reinforced sides at the doors, which lets me to belief that it is somewhat close to 8 foot wide...
Thanks for all your help..
ps. I really enjoy Jeff''s posts here, Thanks