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alymatt

Member Since 08 Apr 2009
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In Topic: Olson 40 Turbo in the classifieds

26 April 2016 - 05:13 PM

I think the rating of 50 is for frac kites only - go masthead and things will get pricier in terms of rating hit!


In Topic: B 36.7 vs C&C 110

13 April 2016 - 11:22 PM

Having owned a 110 for 6 years ( with sprit option ) and raced it extensively, and won against all of the boats mentioned above- I might be a little biased........with that said the 110 was replaced by the 115 for a reason and I think they addressed the issues that most of the 110's you will find sale have in terms of meeting the performance you will expect.  The only issue with the 115 is the weight - its just too heavy to sail upwind in less than 6 knots!

 

The 110 is heavy - especially in the aft end of the boat.  It will only dig holes in the water - regardless of the amount of cloth you put up and the wind you do it in.  That said, - it will sail along at 8-9 knots for ever in 12-15 + knots of breeze.  Upwind you need to move crew weight forward - like you start hiking at the shrouds and the guys line up forward from there - it looks goofy but it works.  You will also need a proper foil as the boat responds - needs to have a lot of forstay adjusting to power up the sail plan.

 

I liked the interior - except the aft cabin if you are taller than 5'8" requires you sleep left - right, not front - back in the boat.  Ok at the dock, but at night, well it doesn't work.

 

The boat that performs the best is the J 109 - but won't be had for this price - and I found much smaller inside.