I know it is years later but hey I was wondering where all you guys are at now? Did you buy a Martzcraft 35 ... or something else? Are you happy with your choices. Gary, (Dinky) are you still out there cruising?
In the end I bought an Endurance 35 but the cutter
version with the tall rig and despite lots of critisicm on this site of their windward performance and speed I am very happy with her. She points about 38 degrees to the wind
, tacks really easily and goes well downwind too. She sails
at 7 to 8 knots which is fine. In a rolly anchorage she does pitch
a lot but once in a seaway she is totally at home. I love the solid feel of how she moves through the water
. The airy nature of the pilothouse is superb. The rig is heavily stayed. Everything is built to take a hurricane
. Only problem is I ran out of money so have not yet gone cruising .. but soon it will happen.
Yes I do miss the RL24 but I can get a buzz sailing dinghies at any sailing club pretty easily and my mate in Qld has a racing
version RL24 if I get RL withdrawals again!