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Old 07-23-2014, 10:09 PM   #12
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Larry. As you would expect, the longer the hull, TYPICALLY, the better the ride. It's a hull-length versus wavelength thing. The 37 will tend to "hobbyhorse" in certain conditions where the 47 will not. I can tell you this: I have been in all kinds of sea conditions in Great Harbours. When you are delivering a boat, you don't have the luxury of being a "weather chicken" that you have when cruising. God's big cosmic joke on me is that I have always had a terrible motion sickness problem - and my family has ALWAYS been into boating (I still have my first CG Auxiliary Boating Course Certificate - I was 10.) The motion of a Great Harbour does not get me sick and I, like Ken Fickett and Joe Pica, have a LOT of sea miles in these boats. What better OBJECTIVE measure is there than that?

In the meantime, I will try to find some pics of the crew quarters aboard Spoonbill...

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