i see you have a "performance cruiser" so you may want to pay more attention to the load issue.
Zeehag, really appreciate your comment about "performance cruiser". Maybe you're kidding compared to modern designs but the Cape North 43 built in the late 70's and early 80's Cape Yachts Hong Kong
, only 20 built, was I think a progressive design for the time. Ted Brewer design with the "Brewer Bite". I'm stoked to have her. I love her lines.
Anyway I'm a yearling
when it comes to sailing. We've slowly refit
her in the Philippines over the past two years and it's time to get aboard and progress.
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i have a high freeboard crab crusher--you can sail circles around me until the breeze freshens to over 30kts.
then i win.
i stow jerry jugs on a board on my rail, i stow kayaks on my aft shrouds, external to boat, and i stow a row boat, 10 ft walker bay on my coachhouse roof under main boom.
performance?? f**it.....we cruisin not racing
\modern designs are not to the liking of my aesthetic eye. is why i sail a formosa
, also not a production boat.
ted brewer designs are performance appearance with good head
room in interiors. you still sail faster than i do, or at similar sog.
slower than a racing
boat, but we also dont hurt our boats as much as the twist o flex action hurts/stresses racing boats and boats raced.
many cruisers have surf boards and kayaks and other items securely stowed on deck.
you will find and learn what your boat will tolerate as you go.
that is a fun part of cruising...