LarryE

Sabre 34 mk 2 CB

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Almost new sails

Really slow, not going to be really fast. Just really slow. Maybe that's what it is.

 

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PHRF around 140 says it's kinda slow, not really slow - for a cruising boat.

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140 for a 34 foot cruising boat with a centerboard is honestly about right in my mind 

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That’s right in there with the speed of a C&C 34 or Tartan 33.  Even the more race oriented Peterson 34 or Ericson 33RH rate in the 126 range...

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1 hour ago, Crash said:

That’s right in there with the speed of a C&C 34 or Tartan 33.  Even the more race oriented Peterson 34 or Ericson 33RH rate in the 126 range...

Pet 34s are 117 'round these parts, and sail to it OK.  A Sabre 34-2 CB is at 150. So definitelty a fair bit slower (or the Sabre has a gift rating).  But in all honesty, Sabres are slow-ish, esp in lighter air.

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Sure, but it’s a cruiser-racer, with a centerboard.  So you’ll be more comfortable then on the Peterson, and able to get into creeks or inlets, etc, that you can’t in the Peterson.  Every boat is a bunch of compromises...

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14 hours ago, Crash said:

Sure, but it’s a cruiser-racer, with a centerboard.  So you’ll be more comfortable then on the Peterson, and able to get into creeks or inlets, etc, that you can’t in the Peterson.  Every boat is a bunch of compromises...

I wasn't recommending the Pet over the Sabre - different animals. Comfort vs (relative) speed, and what's your priority, etc. During this COVID summer I've been daysailing a Sabre 36 with my daughter - and it's a different experience (with different expectations) than the Farr 40 racing I normally do. Different universe...

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