F31 or F32

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by quist, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. quist
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    quist Junior Member

    Can anyone tell me if they think there is a greater advantage to the F32 as compared with the F9AX?
    I am looking into buying some plans and material from a guy and I dont know wheather it is worth it to buck up for the F32 upgrade. If I do, I will have two floats for an F9AX I cant use. Total upgrade would null the floats and cost me another $750 in plans.
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    What do you need? What can you afford? Do that!
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    I'd go with the F9AX. The F32 would give you a little more room, but the AX is already a lot roomier than the F9. For example, you can get past someone standing in the cabin of the AX, but have to squeeze a lot more to get past them in the F9. It sounds like the extra room is going to come at quite a price.

    Chances are there are more F9/F31 boats in your area if you're interested in racing.

    Everything's going to be bigger on the F32, including mast and sails. If you trailer a lot, the F31 is going to be much handier. The F31 is about as big as one person can trailer. It gets to be more of a production with the F32 because the mast is heavier to put up. Definitely doable, but the F33 owners I know keep their boats in the water, which can be a whole new ball-game with regard to recurring costs.

    I'd say, if you have to ask the question, you want the smaller boat.
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