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Dufour Arpege 31 good for open water sailing? I'm intrigued by the bulb keel...
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Re: Dufour Arpege 31

It was a popular design, many hundreds were built, and a lot of them sailed across the oceans. The bulb is there because it's an iron keel, so either you make it really deep and have draft issues, or you put a bulb on it (not as dense as lead). Condition of these boats varies, of course, but if one has been well taken care of (keel bolts, keel to hull joint, etc.) it may be a good boat to consider.

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I have an Arpege 30 and have recently sailed from SouthPadre Island Tx to Houston Texas off shore. It was a great trip and I would trust her anywhere. I have a few deck delaminations but it was fun to learn to diy. If the price is right and it suits your needs, go for it. I get a lot of compliments.
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