Originally Posted by deckofficer
So that the thread holds some traction, does anyone have sailing time in any of the Outremers?
Also, how is Outremer
pronounced? U-tray-me ?
it is French name pronounced ou-tre-mer it translates as overseas or outer sea
I know as I am somewhat biased... having Wineriges little sister a 40/43.. The original Gerrard Danson designs were true sailers boats.. A 50 foot Outremer
has abut the same space as a 45 ft box like a Lagoon
or FP.. But if you are sailing an Outremeer light you will get used to the back,beam,bow views of most other cats.. The literally go like sports cars!! Check out a number of clips on Utube look for "Ma Bette"
Windward performance is fantastic due to having deep daggerboards... Off the wind
it is awesome..
The construction is somewhat like a brick outhouse.. The front and back beams are really solid and they have about 10 bulkheads through the length of the hull
Interestingly the older boats beat the brand new designs at the annual builders regatta
held in La Grande Motte..