Chiliman

Late 80’s 33’—- Farr vs Frers

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German Frers designed 33 racer/cruiser in 80's which had nice roomy cabins.  I believe Bruce Farr designed more aggressive racing boat.

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I've sailed on a Farr 33 of that vintage. It was where I learned about IOR death rolls.

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Frers designs are stable, kind at sea and roomy, I'd pick a Frers design over a Farr any day of the week, except for a Farr 30 on sunny & windy sunday.

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for short-handing, the numbers say Frers, Ballast/Displacement 44 vs 31 with a marginally better SA/D, 20.67 vs 20.56.  The Farr might be slippery underwater but you'll spend much more time sailing sideways and battling the breeze with any point of sail forward of the beam.  Unless you live in driftathon bay Wi.

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Yep

Farr better to try and find the 1020 design. Frac rig, an ORC/IRC bandit (true!), great cruiser, and good 2 handed.

One of the nicest boats he ever did. A few made it over to the US. Bruce had one for himself.

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