Thanks a lot to everybody
is improoving considerably and I can relate to most of the general aspects used to narrow down my definitly imperfect boat.
Starting from scratch and never been seriously sailing my point of few is:
Some compromises I can live with, others are dangerous and others I donīt like.
Seaworthy for me starts when I am out of reach of external help, be it because weather conditions are critical or because of stress due to failiure of vital equipment
on board. Here my instincts tell me that there should not be any trade
Yes I wanna go seriously cruising but have no skills and all of the theoretical knowledge, wich is propoply nothing in regards to what I should know still needs to be put in to reality. So how far can my boat and modern tech help me to scope
with that challenge. I do beleave here the machine can do a lot for me. I certainly enjoy the feeling of velocity but I donīt beleave that this will be one of my main concerns 24/7. For long distance I think comfort is crucial. So here Iīm back again to ask how much can the machine help me?
Off course thinking that direction can be dangerous. How reliably are those machines, how much can I rely on them and where are the limits?
Well, here comes the auto pilot who s gonna do the job for me and obying my orders. Certainly my auto pilot with all his electronic capabilities is very sensitive to agressive enviromental conditions as also is my sailing machine.
Further more I can get some serious help for navigation
and weather forcast. I can see whatīs underneath my boat. I can get in and out of tight spots. I can even raise and take down my sails
with a switch.
Is all of that important ?
Some here said that seaworthy depends on the crew ?
Well thinking of a good crew to me means I need at least 2 person on board who dominate all of that in case one of them humans gets sick or injury
In that critical situation for me seaworthy is...can one person handle the boat in critical weather conditions plus the taking care of the injured person ?
Defenitly dominating the tecnical aspects to a certain degree ?
is vital. Here 2 things get to my mind. One thing is analizing the state of the machine and here a good surveyer might be one of the best answers but that still leaves the risk of evaluating the importance towards seaworthy by the boat owner. Second...dominating the tech and a quality tool box.
Going further brings me to the concept
of design. What is the idear of use of this boat, because that should determin the components and also the quality required of those..........hmmm
Seems that this has a lot to do with the interpretation of realities of the designers and how this is transfered afterwards by the boats builders. In some cases there is more harmony between the both while in other the discrepancys seem more obvious even so difficult to spot on first impression.
As far as individual design or production boat.
It seems logical that the next generation of a production boat should result in a better design and quality of the components. Unfortunatly I could not confirm that till now because I have this question better boat or easier/cheaper to built.
On the other side I am coming from the aircraft industry and I like the use of advanced materials and the precision posible with modern production tecnics.
I beleave if used corect they push the limits further towards safety
parameters and there fore the range in regards to SEAWORTHY. Also this made it posible to built bigger boats for the same money
and hold their value a lot better
In my regards to cruising...well I guess that will depend on how easy it is on board while I am cruising.Being used to certain comfort seaworthy requieres a compromise but I think a boat designed in particular for longer range cruising will satisfies my needs towards comfort to a reasonable degree. So eighter while sailing or sitting on shore the compromise should not be anything serious.
One more important aspect to me is how much time,money,effort does it cost to maintain this rather overbuilt,sized,equiped,weight sailing bathtub house bar with turbo in condition seaworthy.
Obviously I have to count on some situations where I have to reley on my personal talents and if I want to keep my cost down most of the situations. That said I valuate clean and easy exit to the components without acrobatic stress and good visuable layouts, even so it could be done with a little less space. In other words an estetic work area where I expect to spent some time on a continous basis seperated as much as posible from the rest of the boat and especially from the living area. I hate relations between grease,oil,Diesel and the living areas. Just the smells donīt mix well with food
Do I want to buy several boats to find my still NOT perfect boat ?
Part of my dream is:
I really hope I can avoid it and spent the time cruising and having fun as long as posible.
Now some might ask what boat I have in mind.
Even so in this topic the intent is not to go in to any names as a newbee I will grant myself the liberty.....please forgive me
Iīm dreaming of an Amel Maramu year 1995 and up
A production boat designed for long range cruising and live abord, EASY to sail,lotīs of boat for the money
and keep value. Did some research
.....yes there are some issues like on all boats but besides the sail drive and posible problems with spares there seem to be no life threadning questions and nothing that can be reasonably handeled. Also till now critics as far as design and quality of components are on the positive side.
Seaworthy ? I have no doubts
Any how.... just the points of views of a newbe