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Sea trials reveals more than the eye ever will
Yes, you can survey and measure most things - But some things that affect how a specific boat sails, are often not discovered before you do a thorough sea trial. How (well) the boat sails must be verified IMnsHO. Even minor damages to the keel (even though repaired professionally) could affect eg. a boats ability to sail to windward on one tack.
Watch great footage about the story of one manís slow odyssey around the UK:
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