First, I am sorry I started this in the wrong spot. Second I am not familiar with the numbers referenced by rickwest. I familiar with the Models Lipari 41, Helia 44, Orana
Sailing characteristics. She is light. I wouldn't worry too much about overloading her. She is 6000 lbs lighter than the lagoon
equivalent, which are the two other cats I have experience with. Due to the lightness and free board she moves it a slight breeze, but with 2 30hp Volvo's even with the folding props she is very responsive. if you put her in gear
she starts moving.
in light winds easily. Can barely get to 30 deg though in light winds, while on a seawind
all weekend in 7 knots we could point at 25 deg. I do find that with the fully battened sail she can sail in light wind, but when we get around to the deeper angles the sail is so big and the shrouds are located aft that I inevitabely have the sail on the shroud
. I heavier winds the battens do not allow the wind to spill as easily so reefing early is a priority.
Like I said I bought a Parasailor and haven't flown it but for about an hour on this boat. I think that will help with the deeper angles sailing.
I asked the moderator if this could be moved to the proper location. We shall see, or I will start a new thread there.