Originally Posted by Pyrate
I currently own a Fortune 30 cutter
.... I haven't sailed her offshore
, but qu. ite a bit around Alaska's inside passage
..... I paid quite a bit less for mine and it came with some nice extras (RADAR in Alaska
is a great comfort), though also did have some aging equipment
as well. ....
I was just looking at one for sale
in Guaymas/San Carlos (Sea of Cortez) for 15K, and I must say it looks like a better layout than the Benford 30 (Callisto)we owned while we were in Juneau.
Do you participate in the SEAsailing events
in Juneau? The Around Admiralty race
is a good opportunity to see what your boat will do in semi-offshore conditions. We found the Benford's beamy Friendship-sloop-knockoff hull
to be a slug pounding to windward in the 25kts and 4-5' chop around Juneau, but she could take a licking. OTOH, if hadn't had a big gennaker
we wouldn't have been able to go anywhere but backwards some days.