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post #5 of Old 05-15-2009
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Newport 33 Owner

I own a Newport 33 and love it. The shoal Draft is around or just under 4 feet I thought it was 3' 9", there are dimentions on the Newport Website which I believe is sponsored by Sailnet. The shaol Draft has a mast with an
"I" dimention of 40.00 and the Full mast "I" dimention is 43.00. My boat has a 43' mast with the shoal keel. Great sailing and fast but I tend to get overpowered over 20KTS with the full 150 and main.

I sail in New England and the SW wind in the afternoons tends to blow in the 15-25KT range daily. I sail to Block Island, Cuttyhunk, and the Vineyard regularly and have been in 12 foot seas with no problems, in fact she sits well and is happiest on an ocean swell. The shoal draft does not point quite as well as I had hopped but all in all I love the boat.

If it has been cared for over the years you should have many years left to enjoy her. I believe a great value for the money in that size range.

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