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Old 14-01-2016, 19:23   #1
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Simply sail boat show -what to look at and keep the admiral happy?

We went to the Chicago show last year and she decided she liked the Catalina 385 which I've never sailed. So what other boats have a similar layout to that or the 42 but that have good sea handling capabilities? She hates healing so any boat needs to sail well for GF mkII.

My current boat is tiny little C&C 27 that I currently sail on inland waters but it's a bit smaller than I'd prefer for long range sailing. I primarily solo as I'm a bit picky about working crew.

Ideas as to what newer boats, that are similar to what is out there from 10 years back, I should look at?

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Old 15-01-2016, 08:07   #2
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Re: Simply sail boat show -what to look at and keep the admiral happy?

If you're talking about the upcoming Miami show, it is very catamaran focused, which the GF will probably love...
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Re: Simply sail boat show -what to look at and keep the admiral happy?

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She hates healing
Heeling is part of sailing a monohull. I grew up on boats so I don't really know any better, but I learned that many people hate it - usually because they're afraid the boat will roll over or get knocked down.

You can keep the heeling to a minimum for whatever the circumstances are, but that's about it. If your GF can't get used to it (maybe see if it is based on fear of the boat tipping over?), I'd consider a cat. Or a monohull-proof GF
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Re: Simply sail boat show -what to look at and keep the admiral happy?

The new boats seem to all have poor flows through the boats. E. g. Get up to fold table up or down, hand holds far apart. Wenches far away from the helmsman. Wasn't so impressed and the poor dufors were all tarted up.

Sigh, time to get on others boats his year.


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