ok . for the record
, formosas were designed to sail trade
winds. those donot come from nose unless you ae sailing rtw the wrong direction.
747 sail to weather
are very comfortable trade wind
sailors. they handle heavy weather
they handle following and quartering seas quite nicely
they handle chubascos like a silk sheet.
they are excellent cruisers.
do not try to race
them. you will end up buying
you want a comfortable cruiser, buy a formosa
if you want to race
and sail into wind, buy a different marque, sloop
lord help ye if ye buy a formosa and wish to race. you will have such a comfy passage
in a formosa, you will forget about racing
, or you will be soooo flustrated at not gaining more than the world record
of formosa/ct/seawold/island trader sog record of 8.5 kts in a severe blow....
i achieved 8.4 in one 2 hour chubasco off south baja
the center cockpit
version has an extra cabin
for privacy that the aft cockpit
version hasnt. i covet the cc version....lol
for more rabid souls, see leaky teaky yacht club, a yahoo group--address an email
to leaky teaky yacht club at yahoo groups dot comand see who comes up.. may take some time, but they will answer ye.
btw--since i was 7 yrs of age, with a short pause in late adolescence, i have sailed many different boats and kinds of boats for distances of anywhere from 10 miles to much longer passages. i sailed gom in a 37 ft loop. i dreamed on that trip of my formosa, as it is THE nicest handling boat that i know of to handle the crap we endured in that body of water
. we bashed as we watched a formosa type ketch
sail easily thru the nasty junk(more than 30 kt winds with hella choppy sea..more than 5 ft) we were suffering thru, making it look soo easy. damn i droooled that day......they were dry and we were soaky, cold and wet