Bayfields were built strong. The only reservation is the ability to haul and store all the provisions at only 3500 lbs displacement
. The 29 ft Bayfield more than doubles that.
If you can figure that part out I don't see why they can't be a stout boat. Water
tank is a bit small for 4 people but if hopping about and you feel comfortable I would say why not. In serious weather
there isn't much to say for them with the shoal draft
design you have to be picking your weather
a lot closer than other boats.
There really isn't much more to say than that. You obviously understand it well enough. When it comes to weekends and shorter cruises it's more about keeping the family
happy on a small boat than anything else. Lord knows that is hard enough.