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Old 11-04-2015, 10:09   #181
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Re: Why Are Bavaria Yachts Not Well-Liked Here ?

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My earlier comment was very much tongue in cheek as I owned a very nice 97 Bav 46 Exclusive for many years. She was quick, comfortable and mostly dry and she was well built with hardware selected to go the distance. Its rudder is blade and it was much more efficient than the Amel. However, our plan is to RTW and we wished more comfort and safety afforded by a specific "cruiser designed" Amel. We are getting "long in the tooth" and we expect 7-10 years at sea... Amel made more sense.
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Hi! I cannot lose the opportunity to have a better insight on something: I have heard many times on forum that the pointing ability of Amel is not great. Of course this does not mean nothing since there are plenty of Amel from many different vintages and they are substantially different sailboats in what regards hull and appendices.

You have a Amel Super Maramu that is a fairly recent model, previous to the actual ones (that are substantially different in what regards hull design).

The question is: Regarding your actual boat and the Bavaria 46 (what was the year?) how do you compare the pointing ability with flat water and on more heavy seas (with considerable haves).

I have owned also a Bavaria and sailed others so about that I can have an idea.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:24   #182
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Re: Why Are Bavaria Yachts Not Well-Liked Here ?

A friend who works at the sailing club which has a few newish Bavarias, 36 and 37 and may be a 41 or 42, says they're OK for the price i.e. you not getting anything better in their price range, not even close. He also says that the latest Benes are not worth their prices (about 25-30% over Bavs' prices), especially compared to Bavarias.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:32   #183
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Re: Why Are Bavaria Yachts Not Well-Liked Here ?

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Hi! I cannot lose the opportunity to have a better insight on something: I have heard many times on forum that the pointing ability of Amel is not great. Of course this does not mean nothing since there are plenty of Amel from many different vintages and they are substantially different sailboats in what regards hull and appendices.

You have a Amel Super Maramu that is a fairly recent model, previous to the actual ones (that are substantially different in what regards hull design).

The question is: Regarding your actual boat and the Bavaria 46 (what was the year?) how do you compare the pointing ability with flat water and on more heavy seas (with considerable haves).

I have owned also a Bavaria and sailed others so about that I can have an idea.

My Bavaria ha membrane sails and carried a 160% genoa... (Med sailing) We would pinch at 32 degrees but always went well at 35 degrees. On the other hand, even with new sails, we can only get to 55 degrees... they are meant for gentlemanly cruising... downwind. They do fine in that mode. :-)

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Old 11-04-2015, 12:55   #184
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My Bavaria ha membrane sails and carried a 160% genoa... (Med sailing) We would pinch at 32 degrees but always went well at 35 degrees. On the other hand, even with new sails, we can only get to 55 degrees... they are meant for gentlemanly cruising... downwind. They do fine in that mode. :-)

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My Bavaria ha membrane sails and carried a 160% genoa... (Med sailing) We would pinch at 32 degrees but always went well at 35 degrees. On the other hand, even with new sails, we can only get to 55 degrees... they are meant for gentlemanly cruising... downwind. They do fine in that mode. :-)

Compromise!

OOOPS! ... should read... "on the other hand, the Amel, even with new cruising sails....
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OOOPS! ... should read... "on the other hand, the Amel, even with new cruising sails....
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