Originally Posted by PAR
The sissies that wouldn't dare venture off shore, in a boat this light are old and scared, best left to their pajamas and sailing magazines.
I kept reading this rehash of a endless discussion expecting some testy reaction to this comment. I still think it's coming. Better grab a beer
and subscribe to the thread. I think one factor is how/when you started sailing. If as a kid in a Sabot/Optimist or better, I think you'll always want performance. If you came in with some years on you and money
in the bank, comfort and security
come to the fore.
Most of us aren't sailing around the world, and around the edges in mostly light air is where agile, nimble sailing ability matters. And it's much more fun. Gimme the fin keel
boat when the engine
I think a lot of sailors would be much happier in high dollar motor
homes. I know their first mates would.