...but I will submit my queries anyway :-)
So another on the short list besides the Corbin 39's for multi year world tour is this rather unique Sigma 41. Yeah, totally different animal than a Corbin for sure but we just liked it so what the hell.
1986 Sigma Shoal Draft Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
In good shape so condition not an issue....immaculate.
What are issues maybe you experienced folks can say just how big an issue:
1. Pain in arse getting below: companionway
is high on deck
is low. It will require developing a technique for sure.
2. only 2 opening hatches
seeing as we want to stay in the warm parts
it seems it could be a friggin oven
most of the time....look at non-opening "windows": can opening ports
be fitted to this odd shape(s)?
Can more hatches be added to a boat like this without muching up the structural soundness?
3. Again due to "raceyness" of this boat the cockpit
looks like it would be a comparably wet one. The mainsheet traveler is between the wheel
and the dodger
.....can some custom canvas
work be done to make the configuration more tolerable in wet conditions?
. They are very proud of it. Rightly so?
1. Very well kept...clean and dry everywhere (pulled every panel everywhere...could eat out of bilge). Nice recent components.
2. Love the steering
system. one 6' rod goes from pedestal
to rudderstock. rudderstock/shaft is MASSIVE...looked to be 3.5" shaft.
3. The draft
...great in theory but do you believe the surveyors comments or run like hell from a set up like that?
4. Tankage and storage
, while not necc. designed for world cruising, seems sufficient.
How will this boat handle on passages? Will it beat us to death?
Will it be a pig when loaded for cruising?
Will the keel
fall off and boat sink if I bump a sandbar?
Will we need diving gear
in the cockpit
Am I out of my mind for considering it?