Re: Mix of boats
Thank you. That’s a lot of miles. Do you live aboard? Can you tell me more about it and you? I am thinking about looking for one. Probably in the fall. Have been in touch with both Joel Potter and Bill Rouse. Inonky ever sailed on one from Tortolla to St Martin in the Caribbean. I was bowled over. It wasn’t lithe and responsive like my Beneteau 462. It was an impregnable tank and I fell in love with the cockpit and the interior. I thought it was brilliant. And below it was dark, and cozy and chocked full of storage and so well designed it felt like an apartment. It had differentiated spaces. You had a sense of “being in the kitchen” when you were in the galley, while on my boat Was open and not “carved out” and there was no sense of moving to “rooms”, and that was terribly satisfying. Also the owner showed me the systems. And the boat was designed for them. There was a place for them. They were not put under beds. The water dipstick blew me away. The bulkhead helm. The duel motors on the mainsail and headsail. The mizzen being manual (sensible). The ability to dial in a neutral wheel so you were not subjecting your arm and the rudder to large weather helm. I realized with solar cells you could live aboard for the rest of your life and with a diesel heater sail and live at any latitude.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You can tell I am smitten!
On Jan 14, 2021, at 12:38 AM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote: