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pdc88 says:

Had some great sailing last weekend on the East coast. My achilles still seems to outrun many bigger boats and gives a great feeling and excitement sailing her.

The previous weekend I sailed a seamaster 815 out to the Rough Towers and she was ok but i didn't like the motion in a chop. My achilles seemed to have better sea stability but i may be imagining it.

One of my pals has bought a hurley 22 ( he used to own an a24 ). I'm guessing the two boats will be similar in performance ??

Of course i dont want him to outgun me in a shootout.
12:33PM, 3 October 2009 PDT (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

The Achilles is much faster than a Hurley 22!!!!
119 months ago (permalink)

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pdc88 says:

Thats good news. I think he really wanted to buy another a24. I'll just have to give him a damn good thrashing next time we're both out.
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rothwell_neil says:

Used to have a Hurley 22 and they are different to the A24 in many ways whilst being similar in that they are heavy displacement ratios. Both boast ca 50% ballast ratios with folk boat type hulls. Thus they are both good is a sea and a blow. I think the Hurley feels like a bigger boat as more free board and more head room. In light winds definately slower but would be hard pushed to argue that slower in a blow. The A24 sails more like a big safe dinghy than the Hurley and is a lot easier to reverse and park than the Hurley as the long keel doesn't help. Happy that I now have an A24 but liked the Hurley and it felt bigger due to the head room.
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