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Posted: 06 Jun 2007 at 5:34pm
Hi Everyone,

I know the reputation of the Dolphins. I know the reputation of Olin Stephens and I've got a lead on a wonderful Dolphin but I want to ask, of those of you who own and sail them and have for a while. Would you have any reservations about doing a long journey off-shore in one.

Forget the smallness of the cabin. I love small boats so that "creature comfort" argument can be disregarded. Sheer off-shore seaworthiness.
How would you feel?

Of course outfitted properly, adding a sea hood to that hatch, etc...

Thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me direct at chrsd4700@yahoo.com

Thanks guys.

Posted: 07 Jun 2007 at 7:59pm
Hi Chris
I guess all those off shore guys are 'off shore'. If you have not already done so check out Big Dot and Supernova in the stories section. How far off shore are you thinking about?

Posted: 10 Jun 2007 at 9:08am
Hi Chris,

I have to say I would be comfortable with this boat off shore. It was designed as an off shore racing boat. I would make sure all the halyards and such were led aft though. Easy enough to change if they aren't. I don't like to have to go to the mast to dump a sail if it gets a bit rough.

Yankee Dolphin Hull # 203

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