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Old 09-18-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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City: Oslo
Country: Norway
Vessel Name: Southern Promise MMSI 258170360
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 55 Mk1
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Lengthened Ocean Alexander MK1 handling characteristics?

Anyone out there with experience with lengthened Ocean Alexander MK1?
I am looking at one that was lengthened by 3 4 ft. As far as I know the propellers and rudders were not moved back. *I guess this will influence how the boat behaves when maneuvering in tight quarters. *What will the effect of having a larger (doubled?) overhang aft of the propeller/rudder be?
BTW: What was the main reason these boats where lengthened? To counteract squatting at cruising speed? *Added cockpit space?
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