Wow! thank you all so much! plenty to chew on for a while. There is something very interesting about developing a tackle rig to haul a yard or hoist even more canvas
rather than a few turns around a winch
, I also like the common sense function of a bulwark to stand on while heeled over. roller furling
, autopilots and reefer madness are comforts to enjoy down the road when I've earned my stripes. Likely I will continue sailing GRP for quite some time, albeit simplified hanked and tiller steering
GRP! Meanwhile, I will lust for my own wooden, canvas
, and hemp coastal classic beauty.