Originally Posted by kcmarcet
Well, I don't know how far out I would go sailing up the coast. Maybe 100 miles, I don't know, maybe less. I think I'd rather be sitting in some nice anchorage than fight 10 foot seas, Although I did take my 21 footer out in 6 foot seas or so, that was kind of dicey, it had no furling
for the head
sail or reefing on the main, so 20+ knot
winds in 6 foot seas was ahh, interesting to say the least. I don't think a 21 foot daysailer was really meant for conditions like that.
Then yeah, just get a comfortable coastal cruiser. Something easy to single
handle , has the features you want, won't break the bank and works well for the areas you want to sail.
For a single
guy, 28-32ft is fine. I live on a 32ft Pearson
and it's plenty of space. She's very easy to single handle, quite a stout little boat, has a nice shallow draft
and it didn't break my bank account to buy her.
Someday I might switch out to another boat, maybe bigger, maybe a multi-hull, maybe even a trawler
, but when/if I do it'll be based on a much more solid understanding of my wants and needs that I've learned living on my current