Thanks, I really enjoyed that boat, it had the best feedback and feel to it, very responsive and a joy to sail, it was perfect for my wife and I before kids
, but with the two boys it was a bit tight for extended crusing. I pulled a number of people into sailing just by letting them take the wheel
when it was trimmed out nicely, to a one they all said "OK, now I get it". I know it sounds funny
that a 38 would be tight but it's an IOR design with pinched ends. We've acquired a dedicated cruising boat that better fits out needs at this point and the 38 is up for sale
, but I will really miss the the tactile feedback and feel that boat had.
I've driven a number of more modern racer/ cruiser designs and they were faster but just didn't have the same feel, in fact several of the more modern designs were pretty numb at the wheel
and were fastest when relying on the instruments for feedback. Kind of like steering
fast trucks, the 38 wasn't as fast as the newer boats but was just as rewarding. The J's I've had the opportunity to sail are probably closest, they seem to have their finger on the pulse.
had a knack for designing racer/ cruisers that could fulfill both rolls nicely, I haven't had the opportunity to sail one of the more modern C&C'c but if the chance ever comes up maybe I can BS my way aboard one.
boat fits our needs at this time but it sure doesn't have the same grin factor when it comes to sailing pleasure, of course my opinion may change when I'm off a distant shore in a blow, I think this one is a bit more stable, let's say it has a stately motion.