its quite a while since I looked at this thread and see quite few more useful comments, must have missed the email
showing new responses, or gone to junk mail filter...sorry responders.
The boat does sail to windward surprisingly well as long as I remember I am cruising not racing
keeping her fairly upright.
I looked again here as I am about to haul her out and am probably going to sand blast her off and copper coat, or I should say, re copper coat as there appears to be a dutch epoxy
copper coat that is not very good already on her.
To do this I am going to move out of Brighton as the yearly fee has come around again and Premier don't seem to offer much in the way of flexibility to procrastinators who may or may not go south this year...or Scotland
in my case...and am looking at yards in the Solent that allow sand blasting, and grinding steel, to get this and maybe the keel done too.
I had a friend over last weekend who had a 47 Swan copy that I crewed racing
on in Puket years ago and was amazed when he told me that Quicksilver had a 1.8M draught, albeit a longer keel...we took line honours on the first day of the Kings Cup that year...
So a part of me tells me to sail her more, as is. The other part of me says "do everything at once while sh eis out and the hull is stripped clean". Its so hard these decisions, I suppose thats what these forums
are for, to make it harder...
Thanks all, at least now I have a lot more to go on. (BTW, I do have a very worn image of line drawings showing the frames etcs, )