I just go hit with a serious case of twofootitis, or in this case I guess it is closer to twentyfootitis.
I have a beautiful San Juan
28. It is great for the type of sailing I do now, mostly day sailing
with the occasional lucky weekend. No racing
, but that is because I can't round up an interested crew (maybe because I have never raced before, and that might be somewhat uninspiring).
I want to move aboard someday, and I will be taking an extended cruise
before I'm 40 (ok so that is my current
10 year plan and only penciled in until I can convince my girlfriend that sharks will not be able to eat us). I am not ready to make the move aboard yet.
A 46 Morgan sloop
just came up for sale
in my marina, and I think it is exactly the boat I would love to cruise
on. My dad partners with me on the current
boat and he wants the big boat stuff, AC, generator
, floating condo kind of thing. He seems pretty jazzed about it. I love to sail, and know that that stuff just gets in the way, at least right now.
I am aware that every bill will go up exponentially with such a large vessel.
So the question is, how feasible is it to use a large heavy cruising boat for weekend sails
? No one will be living on it, so it would be kept ready to go at all times.
Does anyone have any experience with this boat?
How does it sail?
With practice and enough room, would I be able to bring it in and out of the slip a few times each weekend, shorthanded?
I have found mostly info on the OutIslands, not to much on this sloop
. The best site I've seen so far is www.libertysails.com,
but it is mostly cruising stuff, not as much meat as I would like about the boat. Looks beautiful though.