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Old 07-11-2011, 16:35   #1
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Roberts 53 BD Centerboard

I am hoping someone knows about the offshore - and foul weather capabilities - of the Roberts 53 BD with a centerboard keel. I'm thinking of buying one, but I want to take it across both big oceans, and maybe even around the world!

How is it in the event of a capsize, how would it hold up in continuous pounding seas, say, the Horn, things of that sort. And if it has some shortcomings, can they be overcome with relatively moderate - i.e., not radical - modifications?

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