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    Sailing Instuments - What to display where?

    Exactly.
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    Rig modification: longer+higher boom and more sail area?

    just increase the head sail with a bigger boom. Just do it. You are seriously underpowered. All this talk about weather helm is only relevant when heaving raised enough sail area.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Just brilliant. How he miraculously gets rid of his helmet and motor outfit when hitting the water. Fascinating.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Happy Brexit to you all!
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    Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

    Wat een kut boom.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Still nothing clear on the level playing field criteria... I am wondering... It's all about spinning it for Boris. I hurts me that Europe is so quiet at this point.
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    Fattest boats

    Eygthene 24. A plate of a boat..
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    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    I prefer the tiller on my 101...
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    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    The Db2 will perform better than the optima 101. That’s clear. It’s lighter,less interior, twitchy mast, deeper keel and slightly more sail. But it’s not a day and night difference.
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    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    I am not completely sure where you get the measurements from. Although the db2 has more sail the difference is not that big. following example (from orc.org) Db2: https://data.orc.org/public/WPub.dll/CC/86318.pdf E: 4,45M P:12,78M Optima101: https://data.orc.org/public/WPub.dll/CC/129970.pdf E:4,0M P:12,0M difference for E and P 1 and 2 foot. Sailboatdata doesn’t seem to be correct. Both DB2 Blub or D34 Beauty (in the pdf) have custom masts and rigs. A stock main is about 30m2 but Blub has 40+m2 big main. https://data.orc.org/public/WPub.dll/CC/86178.pdf About the picture you post earlier. It clearly is blowing 10+ knots. Sailing with a good sized G3 is performing better the a big G1. Above 8kn wind I switch from G1 to G3.
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    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    Nice read on a powered up Dehler 34. It’s in dutch. But just run it through google translate. z11-Dehler.pdf
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    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    The optima 101 is the cruising version of the db-1 en db-2. Later the optima 106 and dehler 34 got the upside down keel and a taller rig (1 meter). In general I don’t see any big differences. I race my Optima 101 in beer-can styled races, quite successfully. I am a big fan of my big #1. Sheeting point is alle the way back. I get the same kind of angles as with the HA #3 sailing upwind. Both on a furler. To be honest, especially in light weather the boat is in it’s prime. I have won all the light weather races at the club this year. Picks us on all gusts, puts her belly in the water and just takes off.
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    When I Win the Lottery

    It’s a Breehorn 41. https://www.breehorn.nl/uk/latestnews
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    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    More modern versions have an updated rudder. Mine (an optima 101) is converted voor the door to an elliptic design. It’s worth to change to a Modern design rudder. I have lots of documents on Dehler 34s (all versions), so please ask if you need something specific.
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    1987 Dehler 34 or Optima 101 or???

    That keel is not stock. None of the Dehlers build have that keel design.