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Old 18-02-2016, 07:20   #1
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Blue water capabilities / Advice for a newbie

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Can anyone give me advice on the blue water capabilities / Seaworthy of a Van de Stadt designed Spirit 28 fin keeler.

Aiming to do coastal trips around South Africa and the Ihacca Richards Bay race....


THanks in advance!
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boat will most likely do better than you will.. have fun.
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IIRC it was designed for coastal sailing in tidal waters where it can stand on the keels during ebb. Like in the picture below:

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designed for coastal sailing in tidal waters where it can stand on the keels
Fin keel

The Spirit 28 is a great boat and she'll take you around the world if you want.
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Hi All,

Can anyone give me advice on the blue water capabilities / Seaworthy of a Van de Stadt designed Spirit 28 fin keeler.

Aiming to do coastal trips around South Africa and the Ihacca Richards Bay race....


THanks in advance!
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If she's been cared for she should be well adequate..
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The Spirit 28 is a great boat and she'll take you around the world if you want.

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I was reading kim keel instead of fin keel. Not even sure if that is the English word for it haha.
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for all the replies!

Safe to say i have a blue water boat Keen on doing RIchards bay to Inhacca race on easter weekend! ANy takers for crew lol??
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