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  1. silversurfer

    Baltic 45 custom

    I would be concerned that this is one of the boats where R/P took the chines too low and caused balance problems and a huge stern wake. There was an article in Seahorse a few years ago where a Bella Mente underwent surgery to correct such an issue. Apart from that concern probably nothing better in way of build quality and detailing.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Light or heavy. Off-shore or inshore. Fully crewed or DH. Those 10.80s always seem to be up there. Amazing.
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    Suggestions for activities in Newport RI

    Working on a letter of introduction from the Royal Danish Yacht Club to NYYC...... IYRS seems like a good suggestion for two engineers working in CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM...... Keep them coming - much appreciated. Any good ways to get on the water ?
  4. Two Danish guys in Newport June 8th and 9th before heading up to a conference in Boston on the 10th. Sailors since childhood.One is a member of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. How do we best spend two days ? Any input welcome.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Very often seen in Scandinavia - especially on older boats. Supports the boom and a boom tent and doubles as an oar for smaller boats without inboard. Almost standard equipment on the Folkboat.
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    Corby 33 Rebuild

    On the bulb issue: I believe that made the keels/bulbs for some of the Corby boats. Depending on where your 33 was built they might be able to make you a new bulb. I believe that there were several versions (at least 2) of the 33 built
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    Commander 31 Bianca

    I believe Kjaerulf did this one before he started his cooperation with Elvstrøm. Together they later did the half- ton winner from 71. I also believe that the Commander 31 was Kjerulfs first design but I might be wrong. Back then it had a reputation for good quality (Bianca) but also for being slow - even for those days. Still a good number around in Denmark.
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    how fast is it?

    To me the deck shape looks like a very natural/logical evolution. One of these "why didn't I think of that ?" situations to me. In itself it is quite beautiful just like the deck/cockpit floor transition of some of the bigger Mills designs. Agree with the stanchion thing though - I guess stanchions in general don't add much to the look of any yacht, but in this case it really becomes a sore thumb. Still some cleaning up to do - I am sure it will continue.....:-)
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    how fast is it?

    Nope. Not on the TP52's either. Just a string of Dyneema, possibly with a tube of carbon around it. Lighter.
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    my SA experience

    Steve - is that you ?
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    Stern 33 cruiser/racer Ridas yacht Estonia Ridas 33 same boat same yard new name
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    Bestevaer 45/49/53 - True Offshore ?

    The Bestevaers are the real deal - no question. I was referring to the ones with an interior like a modern loft apartment. Not for going offshore.
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    Bestevaer 45/49/53 - True Offshore ?

    Exactly. By the way - huge scandal on the way in German car industry. Apparently the major carmakers have worked together to fool the consumers and the subcontractors. Don't overestimate brand integrity.
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    Bestevaer 45/49/53 - True Offshore ?

    Or maybe like Porsche or any other brand building a 4*4 knowing that it is never going to leave the city. But the look is cool.
  15. It's not about this boat, it's about the next. We can discuss forever which boat is the ideal boat for you. The truth is that we don't know you well enough and I suspect you don't know your own priorities well enough. Only experience will cure that. I would get something reasonably close to what you think you want but focus very much on the resale value. Based on what you have said so far ( and my own preferences which is what we all use as a reference) I would look for a shoal draft 40.7 if it is acceptable draughtwise. The interior would fulfill your needs and after a year or two you can sell it and spend some real money on a boat that has a much improved chance of being the one for you now that you have a reference. I would say that chances of hitting bulls eye the first time around are slim.