The boat in Southern Cal
#9. I think Split Second. It has the Solomon motors. I did a test motor
sail on it. Very quiet with hull speed
as the max. It's only problem was it was heavy for its design as were the other cruising versions. The only fairly light one is hull
#5 in owned by Phil ? In Newport
harbor. He ran the crew building it when John had his accident
. The first 4 are lighter than the Cal
. boats. That is why I extended my sterns which made a tremendous difference.
On Runaway we sailed 8-9 knots in 5 knots true with our big screacher. As you know with 5 knots the sea state was flat. Apparent wind was 10 knots. That was our best. The narrow hulls are easily pushed in light winds.
If you are willing to sail slow you can sail almost all the time. Unfortunately when it drops below 4 knots I choose to motor
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