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post #2 of Old 01-23-2002
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Polars for Beneteau 32S5

There are people who paint all of the Beneteaus, Hunters, and Catalinas with one wide brush. If you spend any time with these boats you find that there are huge diffences is build quality and sailing ability between different models within a particular manufacturer''s portfolio, when comparing one manufacturer to another.

The First series seem to be better constructed, offer better performance, and include better deck hardware than same vintage Oceanis and ''number series''. Depending upon the confiration (deep lead keel vs shoal cast iron, in mast furling vs ''classic and so on) the 32s5 appears to be a reasonably well constructed reasonably fast coastal racer cruiser.

I don''t know if one was measured for IMS or was measured under the current European measurement rules but you should be able to address an inquiry to US Sailing and see if they have a measurement certificate on file for a 32s5 which they will sell you. It should include polars.

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