Five things on each of my boats. HMMM... I will leave out the trimaran
because I have not yet sailed her.
So... The Challenger 40 Ketch
room is unbelievable. For live aboard, I have never been on a more comfortable boat
2) Modifed full keel, very sea kindly vessel.
rig, easy to hadle sails
for a 40 footer. Lots of sail combos.
4) Aft cabin
. I hate sleeping in the main saloon
5) Huge aft cockpit. I am not a center cockpit
person, and the huge aft cockpit is great when you take 6 or 8 people sailing. Lots of room to hang out.
Kittiwake (28' Norwegian double ender)
1) Wood boat
rig. Easily single
handed, points well
3) Tight interior
, lots of places to grab on in a seaway. Critical items always within reach
4) Tiller. Easy to rig sheet to tiller steering
, good feel when underway. Simple. Not much to break.
5) Double ender. Great in following seas. Pleasing to look at.
There are other good and bad things about both, and some are a double edged sword. Lots of room below, means room to get thrown in a seaway. Tight below can get really tight when anchored out, and the weather
is too cruddy to go ashore.
Great thread! I will rate the trimaran
if it ever stops raining long enough to finish the darn thing