Thanks guys. Jim, I did notice the small fuel tanks
and lack of charging
facilities. Being an electrician I would fit wind
gen and solar
. Not sure what could be done for the fuel tanks
short of adding tanks or jerry cans. But being an ex race
boat I would hope to be sailing in more conditions than many other boats. Not sure if you have followed my thread about sailing a Duncanson 35 (IOR design) from Adelaide to Brisbane
, but we done that with pretty much no motor
at all since it broke down. I would like more around 300L of fuel though.
As for the IOR handling. I always hear it brought up that these boats can be terrible down wind. Then someone else says its not true unless you are trying to race
it with too much sail up. I have a soft spot for the look of IOR boats for some reason. And I am no sure if I am correct in thinking they will sail a lot better than a cheap
modern production boat specially upwind. Its sister ship Rampage won Sydney
to Hobart (on handicap) in 1972 and 1995.
However as you point out Savoir, not all IORs are the same and one design could be terrible compared to another. I'm not sure how could say a boat with 6.4" draft
has a small keel
? That pic you linked does not look very good though. What model is that? I would like to know what this boats keel