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John, thanks for the enlightenment on the Scheel keel. I am just not sure I am there yet. A couple of years ago I wouldn't even look at anything unless it was full keel, Crealock designed. I liked how he improved Archer's Westsail 32 and the Cabo Rico 38 was (and still is) my fantasy boat with it's cut away full keel, skeg-hung rudder and aperture-protected prop. Then I discovered Pacific Seacrafts, definitely Crealock, but with a blend of Perry and Valiant down below. I liked them, he was evolving and bringing performance into play. But a funny-looking bulb is a huge leap. Next, you'll be telling me someone wants to take a "bite" out of a full keel!
Blowinstink, great info on the CD33 and 330. I said early on they may be the best bang for the buck. And from a quality perspective, they are built much better than your average production boat. I know the builder took the 40 and 36 molds to Robinhood in Maine and has built a few. Did he take the 33 as well? Is there any support there for the Cape Dorys? I appreciated your comments on the Orion and the Shannon, too.
Guys, my last boat was twin screw with counter rotating props. I turned on a dime and could do a 360 in the boat's length. Now, I have come to realize that was cheating!