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Re: Mirage 5.5 with a dagger board
The Mirage seems a lot like the Holder at first. Close to same displacement & sail area. Similar fractional rigs. The Holder is a bit narrower, however, and the keel on it means you got better performance, even if it was a bear to lift. The PHRF rating for a Holder 20 is 180. The Mirage with swing keel rates 246. That's a projected difference of more than a minute per mile. Of course, the daggerboard version of the Mirage may be different. It may be faster -- or it may be slower. If you're just wanting to poke around, it's a boat to poke around in.