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Old 09-04-2010, 17:02   #1
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Sun Odyssey 40' Shallow Draft

Hi there, someone knows, or sailed this vessel? I am quite close to buying one that seems to be everything me and my wife need.
We have shallow waters in our country's rivers, so this draft (1.50m) seems to be very convenient. But.... does she SAIL? I mean, does she beat the windward?
I really appreciate experiences. Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2010, 22:24   #2
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Since no one has jumped in yet, I'll toss in a comment - I chartered the Std draft version back in '06 out of Sunsail - Guadeloupe - after about 95nm I walked away with a big smile on my face & still one (Marie Galante to Dominica) of the top 3 sails I've had chartering.
Jeanneau has a reputation as one of the better sailing boats in the production category. It handled easily under sail or power - we double-handed it without any trouble - she went WELL on all points of sail - the shoal draft will probably have some effect but can't believe it would ruin the sailing capability.
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