i dislike boats that throw me across saloon
in seas. those suck, btdt. i dislike being banged about like bowling pins in seas and winds.
i prefer not to have to use nursee skillz in a seaway, so formosa is an excellent solution.
i sail ready--ie, at night, jib n mizzen only. chubascos, papagayos, tehun-anos happen. so do squalls. at night they seem worser than worse. i am comfortable in my ketch in a sea and wind.
donot wish to try furycames, as those have my utmost respect.. nasty things. but iff..... then i am glad to know my boat is solid enough to withstand hell if i should meet it.
these were designed to sail trade winds. awesomely, btw... and comfortably.
under jib n mizzen, these are easily single
handed. the drive line is easily accessible, as opposed to many other boats folk s take to cruise
. donot need the spider monkey other boats need.
and as for bashing into seas-- these do well, leave sloops in the dust, as it were. i watched us be left behind while sailing gom in a 1.2 kt bashing into the mess and wished i had my ketch with us then...was sailing a seidelmann 37 sloop
there are many other cruisers that work, but.. i love the looks and feel under me of this one. is my last boat ever. i will will it to someone else when it is my time to go ...
oh yes, and bubba daboatkat loves his formosa. but he wont speak up.