Judy and I left from Newport
, RI, in 1983 aboard Connaught IV,
a Bristol 35.5, and arrive in St. Croix, USVI, ten month later. This boar was destroyed in Hugo in 1989. We next moved aboard Deirdre,
37. This was our home for eleven years. After selling Deirdre,
we moved aboard Daybreak
, an Allied Seawind
II, and sailed back to the Carribean. Each of these boats had good and bad point. Connaught IV
was a fast sailor with good windward performance, but a rough ride. Deirdre
was a very comfortable boat for two, and again, a fast passage
maker. The motion was reasonable comfortable, and we could plan on making 140 mile per day. Daybreak
was a gem. Not so fast, but very comfortable at sea.
We have now left the Caribbean
and are enjoying our Pacific Seacraft
Dana 24, Green Flash.
This is a remarkable boat. Measuring only 24 ft on deck
, there are adequate comforts for a couple, and the boat is fully capable of any major offshore passage
one could envision.