Is this going to be trouble?

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cape dory (sail), looking for a downeaster
This is the stern of a Steiger 23' Block Island that I would like to buy. Should I worry about taking on a lot of water in a following sea? I assume we'll be doing most of our steaming in the 12-18 knot range.

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duxbait

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No I wouldn't be, a splashwell or full transom is better but you will be fine. I don't know the bouyancy of the boat but as long as its not transom heavy you'll never even be thinking about it
 

Eastporter

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I agree it should be no problem, but... it is always a good idea to sea trial a boat before buying IMHO. Good luck with the sale!
 

captainlarry84

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Nice vessel they sold a ton of them with no horror stories. I would check the transom with a moisture meter as the stern is corded with a lot of weigh hanging.
 

Tunascapes

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Cut out should be fine. You can add a few small lengths of spray rail to help keep water from splashing in when backing down. Also helps if bouncing around when anchored or moored.
 
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