Subject: Re: [harryproa] Re: Rare Bird Sailing
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 8/7/2007, 11:26 PM

My Harry did 15 in 15 with lousy sails, but not much interior, so probably pretty similar.  Blind Date will be faster than Rare Bird as it is lighter, has less windage and a stiffer mast.  Rare Bird's sails also need some work, it has not realised it's full potential yet.
The only real difference in a Harry is whether you have the cockpit cover or not.  Bain has it and it works well.  I prefer to feel the breeze, so the solo boat will have a pram type fold up cloth cover over part of the cockpit for keeping out of the rain and wind.

On 8/8/07, George Kuck <> wrote:

How will the 12m (40') Harry (built with the KSS method) performance compare to Rare Earth or Blind Date ?  Will it have a "cruiser" or "sport" version option  or be a compromise between the two ? 
George Kuck
Chestertown, MD 

Robert <> wrote:
It is pretty impressive for such a comfortable boat. Even with the
extra weight it is still pretty light compared to most multihulls of
similar length,
\ Robert

--- In, Mike Crawford <jmichael@...> wrote:
> Fifteen knots in fifteen knots of wind? In Rare Bird? Holy moly!

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