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post #33 of Old 02-19-2009
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Originally Posted by nika44 View Post
Always a trade off it seems. I guess we shall have to live with it if we want light wind performance and the ease of sailing of these modern sailboats.

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Nika,

If you're strictly planning to do coastal cruising/vacation sailing, where your exposure to pounding conditions can be limited by ducking in for cover, it is a very reasonable trade-off to make.

On the other hand, if you're talking about crossing oceans with your family, you should consider the effect on your long-term cruising plans of a 3-4 day beat to weather in a nasty seaway. It's challenging enough in a boat whose design minimizes pounding, but it can be punishing in a boat that has traded or compromised this design attribute for other advantages.


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