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  1. Beer Can racing boat

    I would like to learn more about the Henderson SR Max 21 but cannot find any resources on the interweb. Any one have a link to some good info?
  2. I've lately takin a liking to the 21' SR Max and don't see a whole lot of discussion here for the boat. Is it a viable, competitive sport boat? I created a Facebook group for the boat @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRMax21 What are the best sailing conditions for the boat? What is the recommended crew size and weight? Can it be sailed decently by 3 or 4 old fat guys? (haha) TNK JOhn ><>
  3. Trailer Sailor 20' - 23' PHRF Racer

    New Facebook user group for SR Max 21 https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRMax21
  4. Trailer Sailor 20' - 23' PHRF Racer

    I see an SR Max for sale in our area. He races in the spinnaker fleet against several S2 7.9 a J95 and various other boats. Seems like even though PHRF is similar the SR seems MUCH slower than the rest of the fleet. Is it a light or heavy air boat or just poorly sailed?
  5. Trailer Sailor 20' - 23' PHRF Racer

    Not sure Viper 640 qualifies as a family daysailor. Most pictures I see nobody is IN the boat. All traped out.
  6. Looking for a trailerable 20 - 23 foot boat, 8.5' beam and 5' or less draft. The important part for SW Florida is the draft. Swing or lifting keel. Not looking for a NEW J boat or C&C, late model or vintage sailboat that can also serve as a family daysailer as well as sailed competitively in Charlotte Harbor, FL.
  7. i550

    That's what i was afraid of on this design. I experienced the same thing on the Linde as soon as the boat heeled over the chine became the keel and it just stayed there. Think I will stick with round chine boats and Tri's
  8. i550

    I have done a different boat without a jig or a misshaped jig and the boat goes around in circles all by itself. I think a female (hardback) jig and then a male rack for when you flip the boat right side up.
  9. i550

    This might sound like a stupid question, but if the boat will use sails and rig from a Melges 20 except the fact that they're so expensive, why not sail a Melges 20, they seem like cool boats?
  10. i550

    OK, enough of my hijacking this thread, I really appreciate your input. Ever since my former best friend left for the Keys I've had no one to banter with. back to the previous conversation....
  11. i550

    Thanks txdinghysailor thanks for the lesson. That's what I was thinking, the mini 6.5 has a wide behind and is incredibly stable and fast, would I be right in guessing that if the rig on the Hunter would handle the same size sails as an i550 that it would/could be faster? I am not knocking the i550, just trying to get my head wrapped around the concepts. And YES I understand the "Family Friendliness" factor of the Hunter, we are Hunter Trailerable dealers and that's the way I sell them. the Hunter does NOT have a weighted keel, you can hike out on the rail, (not too uncomfortable) but the beam is a foot narrower. Pro's that the Hunter only costs $9,490 + freight + prep & accessories, Con's replace the rig and sails???
  12. i550

    For the production boats, weight about 100-200 more, definitely lacking in sail area, shape of the boats??? My experience with the Hunter 18, is a broad flat bottom with rounded chines. More wetted surface, but I thought that the bottom shape would help it surf better??? No? Is the difference because the bottom of the i550 is so narrow, compared? The boat in the picture is the Hunter 18 Length Overall 18'4" 5.59 m Waterline Length 16'6" 5.03 m Beam 7'2" 2.18 m Draft – Board Up 6" 0.15 m Draft – Board Down 52" 1.32 m Mast Height 24'6" 7.47 m Sail Area – Jib/Main 170 sq ft 15.79 sq m Sail Area – Gennaker 211 sq ft 19.60 sq m Basic Weight 836 lb 379 kg Towing Weight 1,143 lb 518 kg Maximum Capacity 712 lb 299 kg CE Classification D
  13. i550

    For the production boats, weight about 100-200 more, definitely lacking in sail area, shape of the boats??? My experience with the Hunter 18, is a broad flat bottom with rounded chines. More wetted surface, but I thought that the bottom shape would help it surf better??? No? Is the difference because the bottom of the i550 is so narrow, compared?
  14. i550

    As loong as everyone is asking about speed and this boat vs that boat, I know they are not the same style, or class, but 18' boats being 18' boats, how will the i550 compare to mass produced boats like precision 18, hunter 18, catalina 18 JOhn ><>