We are looking seriously as a Stephens 40 Center Cockpit
, but the boat has a 6ft draft
and we are concerned that it might be a challenge sailing around the west coast
. We intend to keep the boat on our dock
, we live on a deep water
canal but again 6ft draft
could prove limiting on the lower tides.
Someone suggested the possibility of taking a foot off the keel
? This sounds like a scary prospect to me, but just wondered if anyone else has done this or possibly knows someone who has? We have fallen in love with the boat (I dont say this lightly!!), but dont want to take on something which is going to cause us a headache.
Appreciate any experience/advice.