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Re: Niagara 35 too slow? - and - surveys of cored hulls
The 35.5 is on my list, and coincidentally there's a k/cb locally. Handsome boat. Bristol is another east coast line with limited west coast inventory.
On paper, the Niagara and the 35.5 are actually not very different. Considerable overhangs, very heavy D/L, moderate SA/D, large tankage, big fore triangles. Huh.
Nonsuch sailboats: I'm not old enough (yet!) for a cat rig. Still like playing with strings. But holy interior volume, batman! Comfy liveaboards for sure.
If I were seriously just trying to win races, I'd go Wyliecat. Those things win everything around here.
Now that I'm googling boats like crazy, the wacky Niagara interior is growing on me even more. Every other 33'-37' boat built before 1990 has the same damn cabin with too many berths and none of them very comfortable. And none of them has a dedicated workroom with sail stowage!
Last edited by bajaking; 02-13-2019 at 01:50 AM.