Fulmar

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I have just bought a Westerly Fulmar wich I think is Hull nº1.
My previous boat was a 30 ft Douglas Peterson sloop that sailed beautifully.
I worry that the Fulmar may not be in the same league.Does anyone have experience of these boats?I still haven't had the oportunity to sail the Fulmar because it needs some work.
 

bryantee

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lucky fellow. is it fin or twin. there used to be a small match racing flotilla in the solent.and westerly sea school now Boss I believe had little else.had many happy days summer and winter sailing on the south coast.An extremley popular boat Westerly have done it twice first with the Centaur and the with the Fulmar
 

toad

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Second hand boat test in sailing today sept 2001,still built to order by caledonian yachts who bought the moulds.Their verdict,an excellent all round fast cruiser
 

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Thanks

Its a fin keeler and despite its age in very good nick.Needs cleaning up mainly.
 

andy_wilson

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Directionally quite stable for a fin and spade.

Reasonably stiff but the fractional rig is biassed towards the mains'l so if it's a bit old and baggy you will lean more than go forwards.

Needs reefing by 20 knots for cruising, but the alternative (due to flattish bottom) is planing like a big dinghy.

Punches above it's weight in a blow.

Easy to manouver, responsive to the helm, I think you will enjoy.
 
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