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Old 29-07-2008, 06:05   #1
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Knysna 440

Am I correct in understanding that the Knysna 440 is the St Francis 44 built by a different yard? If so what can anyone tell me about that Knysna Yard quality, I hear nothing but good about St Francis, is Knysna at the same quality?

Also what is the bridge-deck clearance on the 44?
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The Knysna is a redone St Francis 44 with widened hulls , a higher roof , T bar in the rear for the traveler, they have added at least 1500 kilo in weight and the bridge deck clearance is almost vanished.
I have seen one in the Dutch waters last year and even with 15 knots of wind it hardly moved.
The Knysna 47 is a longer version of the 44 ft version.

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Ah thanks - so not so good, its often the story - take a good thing - and stuff it up.
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Ah thanks - so not so good, its often the story - take a good thing - and stuff it up.
The original design was excellent for its time but 16 years down the line it is outdated and now also overweight so not such a good choice any more

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