Originally Posted by rtbates
Which vessel is the more sea worthy?
1. Pacific Seacraft
Dana LOA: 27' LWL:21
2. Catalina 36
: LOA:36? LWL:?
Give me the PS Dana any day, any ocean.
Granted given the PS Dana or the PS 40, for ocean sailing, there's no question I'd prefer the big boy. But to say that an ocean sailboat can't be less than such and such in length is a recipe for disaster. One must look at several design features FISRT, LOA should be down the line.
Ahhh... but of course. My questioning relative to the LWL and Displacement
is assuming identical built quality and hull
shape. I'm with you on this one. I'd rather set out in a well built canoe than a poorly built 100 footer.
of a large boat that Gypsy
Rose pointed out somewhere in another thread, which I completely agree with is the increased chance of injury when you actually *are* rolled. The cabins have too much space sometimes, and of course a pitch
pole on a very long boat would be unthinkable... long distance up and back down to the water!!
I'm not really for or against anything, but simply questioning. In my own experience having owned a 21 footer, 30 footer, 45 footer, and having worked on a 100 footer, I found the larger the boat (dispacement and LWL) the less rolling, pitching, "washing machine action" and generally more comfort underway and as other boats leave wakes underway or at anchor
Personally, I have my eye on the Lightship we have at the marina I'm at right now.
Ultimate stability and comfort.