Originally Posted by boatman61
And in the 70's a woman, her husband and child circumnavigated a 30ft plywood Bobcat including going round Cape Horn..
Would you buy one..??
I said they should talk with the skipper
of that boat, not recommending the boat for sailing on extreme latitudes neither is that what the original poster is asking.
of that boat got a fair amount of stormy weather
(I know that), the boat was sailed by a couple (not some crazy guy in search of an adrenaline or wanting to prove something). It was a boat with around 10 years, a ex charter
, that was bought at the end of his life as a charter
What I am saying is that the skipper of that boat has more information than you or me about the seaworthiness and limitations of that particular boat in what regards sailing in nasty weather and that is the one the OP is interested in, so I think it is a good idea to talk with the crew and that is what I counsel him to do.
Actually I think the boat is able to take a fair share of stormy weather. I sailed on one for a week and it looked solid to me.
I know also a guy that circumnavigated twice with a Bavaria 36 from the same vintage (solo), one of them by the horn, getting also a fair share of storms (on one broke the mast and had to jury rig), but I continue to think that in what regard that particular model the owner of one that has circumnavigated by high latitudes can provide a better and more accurate information.