I realize this is a discussion played out many times and I've read a few blogs and threads but now I'm looking more for print material (books) on this topic and could use your help finding several books
. I've already ordered:
twenty small sailboats to take you anywhere
by John Vigor who seems to have good reviews
The boat I'm looking for should be easily single-handed and auto helm
capable while I catch a meal or few hours sleep below. It also has to be a strong boat, proven blue water circumnavigation
capable. These are the top priorities.
Comfort isn't such an issue with me. I'd like a bunk for two for the occasional female guest but it'll be mostly me sleeping pretty soundly for my 4 hour shift. A place to heat up some beans and a pot for waste. I can live with a sponge bath so a shower
isn't needed but a shower
hose would be a plus.
Speed is nice but as long as she moving forward that's all that matters. Not interested in breaking records or making dates. I'll get there when I get there.
The S&S 34 is the boat that keeps sticking out in my search so far. I am starting to fall in love with her to be honest and I need more options before I let that get the better of me.
So any reading material you can point out to me would be great. Love to see a book on design specifics concerning what makes a good blue water
boat so I know what to look at and what numbers I want to see.
Also interested in any stories of those who have circumnavigated and stories of storms etc.
Finally any boat similar in size and characteristics of the S&S 34 please list it. I'm starting to like Lord Nelsons but I don't want to spend quite that much. The lower the deck
is the more I like it.
range: 50-75k US. Age: not as important, she just has to be sound.
, excellent; rigging
, good a lil work needed and replacing is acceptable; cabin
: in ok condition, i don't mind refinishing her but i don't want to gut her
Thanks in advance. Sorry for so many words and misspellings.