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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2006
Replies: 20
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Posted By FrancoisP
French company NKE has one: ...

French company NKE has one:
http://www.nke.fr/prod.php?idprod=3795994&rs=cv&lang=1

Francois
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

I forgot to add this. The high-quality high-displacement boats, such as the Malö''s, HR, Najad, or earlier Wauquiez (which I am seriously considering), have a good reputation in terms of construction...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Paulo,

We don''t have all the details on what happended to the Bavaria, but I would like to make a few points in this regards.

* You have seen Jeff''s interesting comment on the AVS (I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Paulo,

Ho, ho, I never said you don''t like speed. From an earlier post, I understood you had some family constraints ... which I don''t have niark niark niark. ;-)

I checked some basic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Paulo,

I didn''t know the Wasa Atlantic. Quite original and interesting (wasayachts.com). But the problem is that the boat and the yard are an unknown quantity to me. And also, as Woosh noted,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Jack,

You are right about zeroing in on one criterion - length. 38-40 ft was just to give an idea for what kind of boat I am looking for. Much smaller and you usually get problems with carrying...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-20-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi PCP,

You are probably right that displacement increases seakindliness. However, if you want more seakindliness, the way to go in my opinion is to have a bigger (and thus heavier) boat, not a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-20-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your answer. I am not based in South-Africa, but in Brussels, Belgium, Europe. The general plan looks as follows:
* Europe to Canary Islands around April
* Canary Islands to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 22,746
Posted By FrancoisP
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

One more question about this whole issue of displacement.

I am currently looking for a 38-40ft boat for ocean cruising (38-40 ft is what I feel I can easily handle single-handed if need be). My...
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