Add a ton+ of cruising gear
to your load and you'd sink 25cm and be lucky to make 5+ knots in that 15 knot
breeze. At which point, I do believe the same amount of cash would buy you a monohull
which could take the load and manage 7+ knots.
Thanks again muskoka really appreciate the insight.
Per the builder
the sinkage rate on this boat
is 1cm per 250kg so 1 ton only drops it 4cm. Thats what im getting at is while the boat
isnt the greatest sailor per drunkensailors feedback it does seem to carry alot for its lengthso wopnt suffer as much for the load and as catmando points out its cos its so wide in the hulls.
Like you say its physics so if its wide in the hulls its gonna have more drag for sure but if you compensate for that with more sail area where do you wind
up? ie can a good cruiser be shorter but wider(in the hull) if it has the power to cope?
Friends who have circumnavigated tell me dont underestimate load carrying on extended cruising
or you do end up with a cat as slow as a mono (or worse to windward)
If im after a cat to carry 3 tonnes then im either looking at something over 45 feet and narrower hulls or maybe the shorter wider hulls of the L39. (Im looking at both) What got me interested in this boat(besides the Mrs' big tick on layout) is its load carrying for length. ie on paper it does the job of a much bigger boat it seems.