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post #18 of Old 03-26-2019
JimsCAL
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Re: Boat purchase concerns

A good friend has a Cat 350 and I've sailed on it a number of times. It is definitely not a light air boat, but does sail nicely in heavier air. However most 350s come with roller reefing mains, but my friend's has a standard main with a Dutchman system. That improves sailing performance.
FWIW, the Cat 34, 36 and 350 all rate about the same under PHRF - about 150. So not sure what the concern about the "numbers" is.

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