Celestialsailor should be responding. I don't know if he's been checking his mail lately.
I just got back from a sail aboard his Ingrid 38 from San Francisco
to Monterey Bay with 25k winds gusting to 30 and 12 plus seas. I've never felt safer in a boat than on that sail and I've sailed quite a few. She is not a slug as some might assume and weighs in at over 26,000lbs.
Martin upgraded to a 4cyl Yanmar
that pushed us along at very good speed when we had to motor
in the Bay. He didn't like his old Volvo
. His boat is rigged as a ketch
and I would too prefer the cutter
. There are plus and minus to the long tiller and rudder
arrangement. It is safe and simple. It does take up a lot cockpit
For a 38 footer it is a bit small in the interior
but we three men
had plenty of room and it would have been ok to have a fourth if the quarter berth would have not been used for a refrigerator
. We lived aboard for more than two weeks. The engine
room was absolutely beautiful with gobs of room.
Martin's Ingrid was finished in fiberglass hull deck
top and sides. The interior
was finished by a previous owner. When he acquired the boat there had been quite a lot of freshwater ingress which made some of the backing strips for interior finish work rot
away so all that needed to be redone and everything needed rebedding. I would say that would be standard for any boat that has some age to it.
Ferenc Mate features the Ingrid 38 in his From a Bare Hull
which is well worth reading. "....tends to go like a bat out of hell (relatively speaking of course)" are some of his words.
Although Martin's headsails were a bit small and a large genny would have made her sail a bit higher and faster in light winds I did like the way she held course and felt solid.