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Old 04-10-2010, 17:57   #16
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Mark - I am sorry, but the picture has been badly cropped. Can you send another one where we can see your bottom?

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Old 04-10-2010, 18:05   #17
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As always, with very few exceptions (race intended boats aside) the boat will withstand far more than the crew. You may think you're going to die and pass out only to awaken days later still afloat and fine.

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Old 05-10-2010, 06:12   #18
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Originally Posted by S/V Illusion View Post
It's the area forward of the keel which many here have seen personally to which we refer as flat.

The photo is the bow.

Below photos of bow and stern.... on the way out, not in.

They're facts not conjecture.

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Notes on a Circumnavigation.

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Old 20-01-2011, 16:27   #19
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I crossed from Norway to Virginia in a Benetau 46 via Island summer of 08, great trip, would not hesitate in doing it again.
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Old 20-01-2011, 22:30   #20
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With all due respect to B owners, these boats are not suitable for the stated use unless extensively modified and even then the hull form is not suited to rough water. Certainly somebody has probably doe it but that is irrelevant as you'll never know what weather they encountered and what mods they both did make and retrospectively should have/wanted to make. A common metaphor is - the wrong tool for the job - it might work but if you have the choice...
S/V my friend, you know very little about these boats obviously, Beneteau make em strong . Dont worry, OP the boat will get you there in some comfort, and also fast. ( you dont need much diesel, beucase unlike all the full keelers, your boat actually sails...!).

They are certainly not "flatt bottomed" tend not to pound, sail well, dont tire the crew and are easy to live on. Good bad weather boat in my experience, once you realise that its not a deadweight long keeler. Delivered two

Check the keel bolts, check the steering system, in general its all good gear.

protect me from ", its a bene youre going to die".. bunch, really really

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