Originally Posted by captsam54
What is the footage on the Gemini
105's ?? There is a demo here in Naples, around 32 feet? for 175 thousand..
I do understand those models have a funky daggerboard setup which can break if you ground them a few too many times
.. and have to haul and expensive to fix..(x-2)
I guess you could call it funky. Rather ingenious if you ask me. There are two (one in each hull) that crank down with a winch
handle. If they hit the locking nut loosens automatically. They are buoyant so, float back into the housing. I have not personally checked that feature out yet though.
In my experience with sail boats (limited compared to many here) things under the water
usually "break if you ground them a few too many times."
It is a "price point" boat, like all of them, with some well known "gremlins" but one reason for that is that there have been over 1000 built to date. That is a lot of folks comparing notes.