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Old 14-03-2011, 17:20   #16
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Re: Yacht Size for Comfortable Ride ?

To some extent a boat with a hull shape that corresponds to your way of sailing will alleviate the problem. I found light, beamy aft and flat boats to sail more comfortably downwind while narrow, heavier and longer keeled boats to sail more comfortably upwind.

In the anchorage, nothing beats a cat.

The most comfortable of the small boats I have sailed were:

Upwind - Ohlson 38, Contessa 32, Contessa 26, My own boat (Allegro 27) and an IF,

Downwind - a Mini Transat boat, a Farr 40,

Look them up and you will see what sort of hull shape they represent

As far as size (length / weight) of a boat count I found everything up to 40+ feet uncomfortable. A 46 HR was comfortable though, and a Stephens 52 was probably best along with a Catana 47.

From your description I take it your home waters are alike our home waters on the Skagerrak. Then a boat like ours would sail well, but she has to be as big as you can get. Ours is simply too small and uncomfortable no matter what. I know it is possible to get a Freya 39 in your corner of the world - check out if there is one nearby and ask for a ride - see if this is the motion that will work for you guys.

My 2 cents.

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Old 14-03-2011, 17:23   #17
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Re: Yacht Size for Comfortable Ride ?

I have decided to embrace my role as forum idiot.

This boat seems big enough:
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Old 14-03-2011, 18:36   #18
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Re: Yacht Size for Comfortable Ride ?

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I have decided to embrace my role as forum idiot.

This boat seems big enough:
I couldn't see anything idiotic at all... and then I noticed it...
The umbrella needs to be turned about 45 degrees clockwise so the red panels are horizontal. Then the one on his right needs to be replaced with a green panel...
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Old 14-03-2011, 19:02   #19
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Re: Yacht Size for Comfortable Ride ?

I sailed a Heritage One-Ton (Morgan 37) for many years. I see them available from time to time but mist owners hang on to them. Its a nice ride and reasonably fast. There are several on the Great Lakes and several are being circumnavigated. It is a fin keel with an IOR nippen in stern & long bow (entry is not so flat)

Look for a Camper & Nicholson about 35 feet. Its our mini-me. Our Camper 58 is like driving the livingroom couch even in nasty stuff. Here is a link to the group. campernicholson : This list will be a contact point for owners and admirers of Camper Nicholson yachts. this is a 35.

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