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Saw a fairly new Oceans 45 in my 'undisclosed gunk hole' on the Chesapeake Bay the other day.. After looking up its depth specs do they come in a shoal draft version as well?
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Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

The shallow draft is 5.75’ so not that shallow. Better than the 7+ foot of the the regular.
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Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

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How many where made with a shoal draft keel? Seeing a Beneteu in my favorite Gunkhole off the Chesapeake with a possible 7 foot + draft is pushing it a bit in where I was as I draw 5 foot with not much left under my keel....
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Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

We have the deep draft 7 footer, goes to wind like a daemon. Really fun. But we are up in the Puget Sound, quite different from your cruising ground.
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Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

You are correct about "different cruising grounds" as the Chesapeake can be interesting with rather deep draft vessels.

I've been informed that most Ocean 45's in this area are shoal draft ( 5 1/2 ft)versions..
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Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

I probably frequent the Gunkholes you talk of. I have the shoal draft of 5'9". I doubt there are very many OC45's on the Chesapeake with the standard draft. I for one would not likely be able to get into my own slip, on a low tide with a strong northerly I'm resting on bottom. I also have soft groundings often. I'm thankful the Chesapeake is basically all mud, or I might be contacting my insurance company. I however would love to sail an OC45 with a standard keel.
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I probably frequent the Gunkholes you talk of. I have the shoal draft of 5'9". I doubt there are very many OC45's on the Chesapeake with the standard draft. I for one would not likely be able to get into my own slip, on a low tide with a strong northerly I'm resting on bottom. I also have soft groundings often. I'm thankful the Chesapeake is basically all mud, or I might be contacting my insurance company. I however would love to sail an OC45 with a standard keel.
Well if you ever get out to Seattle I would be glad to give you a ride on my standard draft OC45. My rig is also a conventional fully battened mail. I had them change out the 3/4 battens for full ones when it was commissioned. She is mighty fast.
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Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

Does anyone have a spec sheet on the Oceanis 45 rigging? Last weekend I purchased a new main outhaul. I had it cut 4 feet longer than what the dealer suggested and it still came up about 3 feet short of reaching the winch! It would be nice if Beneteau published this kind of helpful information on the web somewhere.

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