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Old 10-12-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Differences between a 42 and 38 LRC

Hi Folks,

I have what seems like some stupid questions, but here goes. I am looking at 42 LRCs, and am also going to look at a 38 LRC to compare them. Besides the obvious difference of more room on the 42, what else would I see?

I plan to use the boat in the Sea of Cortez, and will therefore have to make the voyage down south from SoCal. Will there be a big difference in motion while at sea (sea kindliness) between the two lengths? Their weight is very close, but the waterlines are probably off by 4'. How about at anchor? Would a 38' be less comfortable in swells and waves?

Anything else I should consider? The prices are near the same between the two models. Thanks for any input that you can give me.
(My sailboat is in contract now, so hopefully, I will be a serious shopper/buyer soon).

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Old 10-12-2015, 03:48 PM   #2
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Sorry, I should have stated that these questions are for Californian trawlers. I assumed since I posted it in the Californian section... Oh well, we know what happens when we assume .

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Sorry, I should have stated that these questions are for Californian trawlers. I assumed since I posted it in the Californian section... Oh well, we know what happens when we assume .

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No need to apologize Bill. You probably saw my post before I deleted it. I got to this post via the side bar and didn't realize I was in the Californian section. My bad. You our post is perfectly valid and you have a right to assume that it was Californian since you posted in the Californian section. As you were...
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Unless you have personally seen the vessels weighed under identical tankage levels, owner stuff etc, I'd suggest ignoring the weight differential. It comes down to not only a size but a hull, rudder, keel and transom design question as well.

If you provide details on boat makes and years you are comparing that would be helpful. That said, with equal crew capability and a longer waterline - a larger vessel of similar design should be more easily able to handle bigger water.
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Well,
I guess it's a moot point now. I just had my offer accepted on a 42 LRC in Mexico. I hope all the tests go well.

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Good luck. Hope it works out well for you!
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Well,
I guess it's a moot point now. I just had my offer accepted on a 42 LRC in Mexico. I hope all the tests go well.

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Congratulations Bill
You will love the boat and other than the extra 4' of length and a little more room, they are literally the same boat and handle pretty much the same.

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