I am looking for a Dashew designed sail yacht.
I have been trying to make a comparison of all their designs but my search has been based on the web which varies somewhat as often sales brochure details are vague or inaccurate.
I would like to compare LWL / Beam x 0.9 figures based on the designed displacements. I have multiplied the beam by 0.9 to achieve an estimate for waterline beam but if they have the designed displacement waterline beam that would result in more accurate figures.
Also, they have mentioned that the underwater hull lines changed form the Deerfoot to Sundeer range and was wondering how the Sundeer yachts differ in this respect?
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I passed along your note to my dad, who is too busy with his boat and projects right now to do digging..But he suggested you download their Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia (free pdf download on setsail: www.SetSail.com/free-books). When you open the Table of Contents, starting on page 461, there is a section called Design Concepts. This goes into the Deerfoot and Sundeer and Sundeer production designs in a pretty detailed fashion. Hope that helps! Cheers, Sarah Dashew
The hull is what sits on the bottom.j
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I have heard about Intergranula corrosion, and how it affects alloy. after 20 years it can be devastating to an alloy boat. But, you guys are such big fans of alloy. is there a way to reduce or eliminate this type of corrosion?
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Hi, I am a great fan of Steve's sailboat designs and will eventually own one in my retirement. I follow the boats sold on the second hand market so Sarah's new list of boat history is very interesting. I am wondering if you have a list of all the sailboats with original and current name and build number? Regards, Bob T
Sorry to say we don't have that information available. (Also, apologies for the delayed reply. There have been major glitches in the mail list server!!
Hi Scott, Yes we are. For detailed specs and pricing, email Sue Grant at Sue.Grant@Berthon.co.uk.