Originally Posted by SaltyMonkey
What was the question?
Same question that's on CF about every other week.
Folks wanting the right Blue Water Boat
I was at the beach near the CBBT this am and it was beautiful but not a sailboat to be seen.
I'm thinking everyone was at home on the internet
trying to figure out which blue water boat
they should buy then where to park it.
If you are sailing singlehanded or short handed and docking
your blue water boat a lot, go small!
I went large with my Bristol 27. It's the largest (by 7') and easiest to handle of all the sailboats I've ever owned.
Crossing the bay this weekend though, I think I'd rather have a quicker boat like a Moore 24 or Ranger
28 with spinnaker
since the forecast
is for lighter winds. My boats have to have a tiller also so I'm a bit limited in size. Depending on which tack I take, I may be in blue water and I may not. Both of these boats will outpoint my plastic classic as well which can save tons of sailing time coming back against a south wind
Sailing near the CBBT, we up here are always concerned with a potential "lee shore" situation. Then there's the shipping
My biggest problem hopefully on this sail will be which book I should take with me on my blue water boat since I'm not bring my laptop
Maybe I'll reread Under a Raging Sky by Daniel Carney. Read that one yet Monkey?