I am a novice
sailor and was wondering what your thoughts were on a centerboard
for a novice
sailor. Obviously they are more expensive if damaged and have more moving parts
to maintain. Specifically a Tartan 27' in question, They are priced right for being in great shape and condition. I know c-boards are proven because they come equipped on many boats of all shapes and sizes.
However the Tartan would draw 6'-3', would a grounding with the board up be more forgiving? Also could running aground rip the board off and hole the boat? Would having a draft
of 3' give you more options and places to anchor
? As a novice sailor would you avoid having a boat with a centerboard
? I have read similar discussions and did use the search, but This is pertaining to sub 30' boats.
Tartan 27-2 (1978) (repowered)