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Old 24-10-2008, 14:47   #31
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Gonesail,is that a Nordhavn? When I googled that, all I got were motorboats?????

I like the forward cockpit.

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It has been pointed out to me that if "We" had unlimited funds, the boat would be 28' on the outside, and 60' on the interior. I have not bothered to ask her how that could be accomplished, but those are the expectations I need to meet if we win the lottery
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Gonesail,is that a Nordhavn? When I googled that, all I got were motorboats?????

I like the forward cockpit.

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Its there new motorsailor. It can sail but the rig produces lift so you get better feul economy even if there is no wind
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Old 24-10-2008, 21:36   #34
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Its there new motorsailor. It can sail but the rig produces lift so you get better feul economy even if there is no wind
Wow, I get to be the first to dispute this! With no wind, the sails only add drag (ignoring the action of rocking due to swells). With even a little wind from the right direction, the sails can improve the fuel economy.

At the moment, I really can't think of a boat I'd rather have than the one I sail now: VALIS, a Pacific Seacraft 44.
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Wow, I get to be the first to dispute this! With no wind, the sails only add drag (ignoring the action of rocking due to swells). With even a little wind from the right direction, the sails can improve the fuel economy.

At the moment, I really can't think of a boat I'd rather have than the one I sail now: VALIS, a Pacific Seacraft 44.
I am Just repeating what the Rep for the boat said. I had nothing to do with the engineering of the boat. So call the Nordhaven Navel arc and engineers.
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Its there new motorsailor. It can sail but the rig produces lift so you get better feul economy even if there is no wind
rig producing lift with with no wind sounds dubious to me

its still a very good looking boat regardless of the claims though,its on my wish list!! whats one of these go for?
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