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Old 10-02-2016, 22:21   #1
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Beneteau First 41s5

Hi everyone.
I have an opportunity to buy a Beneteau 41s5 (1990) with winged keel at a good price. It will be a nice live aboard for me, but I don't know how well she would stand up to a force 10. Anyone out their have any experience with sailing this boat in heavy seas?
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:51   #2
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Re: Beneteau First 41s5

Force 10 is the hell even for a swan, don't expect a Bene to withstand this conditions so well, I mean F10 is to much , I guess is the thin line between control of the boat and survival conditions, I don't think if you are prudent,, experience F10 conditions ever ,, but each in their own..
There is better choices for rough weather latitudes than a Bene, just my opinion.
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Old 13-02-2016, 16:24   #3
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Thanks for your advice, this is precisely why I joined this forum. A little disappointed I only had one responce, I thought their would have been a few Beneteau owners with some opinions. As a new sailor I am hungry for any advice on good cruising design yachts. I only have one chance to get this right as I will be spending most of my savings before retirement on the briny blue.
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Harro, there is some Beneteau Owners on this forum, I don't have nothing against those old Benes if they are in good condition, could be a good idea to know what kind of weather conditions are in your planed cruising plan, I mean if you plan to sail in hig latitudes in the rough or if you plan to liveaboard with ocasional sailing ...
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Re: Beneteau First 41s5

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I will always be planning to sail in good conditions but I don't want to limit my self to any particular latitudes either. I'm thinking a cutter rig on a medium to heavy displacement 38-44ft with 3/4 length keel?
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