Read Holding Pattern's Post. Nearly the same as mine earlier.
2-46 is a motor
sailer IMHO. My very good friend came down the east coast
, the Carib, to Hawaii
, did the South Pacific
and then sold his Cal
2-46 here in Hawaii
for $80K last year. I sailed with him for a time and found that the ballroom layout was not to my liking in a seaway. Everything about it was too big for my point of view and most the time he motored. I don't like center cockpits because it makes the deck
of your boat feel smaller and you are less aware of what's happening with your stern when maneuvering in tight corners. Its advantage is that it makes a beautiful apartment or condo when tied to the dock
I've also sailed on a Celestial 46 and been aboard Fuji 45s. Too big. Even for a family
of 4 they are just plain too big. Did I say yet that I feel they are too big. Just want to say that I think 45 46 are too big.