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Offline Finbar Beagle

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CP 19 -v- 16/23 Sailing Qualities
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:35:16 PM »

I am learning if subtle differences between 19 and her step-sisters 16 + 23, in terms of pure sailing qualities.

I am not proposing one is better, but I only have the 19 viewpoint, so if I did have to choose....

To start, I have heard that the 19 may be less tender, a result of flatter bottom.

Thanks for your input

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Offline philb Junkie19

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Re: CP 19 -v- 16/23 Sailing Qualities
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 01:05:09 PM »
I've have a 19 and did have a 16.   Both are very fine boats. I sailed the 19 with its original rig before converting it.  Owning and sailing a junk rig in the past and knowing its unique benefits, and definitely not dissatisfaction with the original rig, motivated me. Yes the 16 is more tender and I sailed rail closer to the water more often.  The full bow on the 16 gives some nice buoyancy up front in a small boat and may help with the solid feel when moving around onboard . It also may slow tacking in a chop.  It seems to me that the 19  with a finer bow points a little higher.  I do like the stability of the 19 which the mate finds reassuring. On those infrequent times and conditions when the boat pounds I would appreciate slacker bilges of the 16 and 23 but the overall trade off is worth for me. The 19 has been just the right size boat for my needs.