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Re: Shearwater 17 handlin
Posted by LeeG on Jan 23, 2006
1. stiffer tracking, the 17 will sit deeper in the water with finer ends.
2. less stability, "secondary" IMHO is a misnomer but a simple comparison with the Gulfstream is that you'll be at the capsize angle sooner than the Gulfstream for desired degree of turning, given that it has four panels and not molded like your Gulfstream it'll be a bit twitchier in choppy water.
4. not sure
5. see #1
In Response to: Shearwater 17 handling by Bob Lippold on Jan 22, 2006