Originally Posted by jeepgodd
Thanks for all the comments and as far as the boat being too big it's not my first boat just my first sail boat my last boat was a 30 foot go fast boat and while the catilina is not as responsive and doesn't have twin engines currants and windage are similar while docking
If you came out of go fast boats your going to feel like your in one of the Matrix movies, where all the bullets seem to be going soooo slowly, then again, there's a whole new set of challenges to master, it certainly won't be boring.
You'll definitely be much more aware of currents and tides, when you've only got 6.5 knots of hull speed
on a good day and a motor
that is truly an auxillary you'll be carrying a tide chart regularly. Not to mention the increased draft
, charts are really important.
I built and ran hydroplanes as a youth, the last one got rolled a couple times before I decided to change lanes, so to speak, and went over to the dark side, I've never regretted it since. There is so much to learn, so much to experience, it continues to be interesting and challenging to this day(42 years later), I continue to learn and refine every time I sail.
It's not about the destination(mostly) it's about the journey there.
Good Luck and good sailing, you have a lot of good people offering their accumulated knowledge on this site, all of whom are interested in your well being and safety while your move forward into your new venture, hope it all works out well.
If any of us were completely sane we'd never even have tried it in the first place.