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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
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I have a Fortune 30 and just joined this site so I could weigh in. I bought the boat after the sea trial, in which she performed beautifully in winds of 20 knots. Sails well over in winds of 15 kn, but in lighter winds is not as lumpy as many would think, maybe because of the combo of spade rudder and cutaway keel. It is a nimble vessel, so in light winds that helps avoiding getting caught in the irons. But in the world of boat compromises, I wanted a hardy boat and I got it without too much of a payback in light wind sailing.
Thanks Deliane - that's what I was looking for. It's also what I expected from my other knowledge of the boat but it's good to have it confirmed by someone with experience.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Last edited by SloopJonB; 07-17-2011 at 02:22 AM.