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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-15-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 60,831
Posted By R29Willow
Small Gulf Motorsailors

I thought I wanted one of these for a while when I was shopping so I dug quite a bit into their pedigree. Most likely story I have been able to piece together is the Newport 27 (NOT 28) hull mold...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-21-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 5,439
Posted By R29Willow
The spec sheet said your boat weighed 13,500.... ...

The spec sheet said your boat weighed 13,500....

The 83 and 84 boats are supposed to be a hair heavier. However, Frank Butler has stated that most of the boats hit their design weight before the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 5,439
Posted By R29Willow
Hey congrats on the boat. Faster's son here. ...

Hey congrats on the boat. Faster's son here. The Tall rig is not going to make the boat any harder to sail - the standard rig is really pretty underpowered. If you have a 125% headsail on a Tall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2007
Replies: 326
Views: 32,846
Posted By R29Willow
Too easy. Shark - Hinterhoeller's first...

Too easy. Shark - Hinterhoeller's first production boat. By all accounts you can't sleep in one of these without getting knocked up.

The one that raced transat had to have a stern scoop to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By R29Willow
The Spinnaker staysail is having a resurgence of...

The Spinnaker staysail is having a resurgence of popularity now that race boats are flying asymmetrical spinnakers. The AC boats and TP52's use them in most wind ranges - TP52's will even carry...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 7,992
Posted By R29Willow
Ranger 28/9

There are two families of designs in the Gary Mull / Ranger lineage. The first series of Rangers he designed include the 23,26,29,and 33. These boats are all visually similar. The 29 is in fact...
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