Originally Posted by Bash
.................... the three boats I recommended will sail circles around that Morgan
Originally Posted by Don Lucas
everything from my reading out sails
an OI-41, but there is a reason it was so popular!...............
Oh my! Now I compelled to defend my boat. I first moved aboard a performance Sparkman & Stephens design back in 1971, but I've been sailing and living aboard Morgan
Out Islands since 1973. My specs are fairly similar to the Island Packets and I have matched and sometimes overtaken them. All the "featherdusters" do sail circles around me until the wind
is up to 15 or 20 and then I'm usually with them, but performance is not the purpose of my claim. We've raised two chidren from infancy to adults on board and cruised around 65,000 miles over more than forty years aboard with little strife and great comfort at marginal performance on our Morgan. We are admitted "cockpit potatoes" and we take our big trips by jet, this year the Galapagos
and next spring New Zeeland cruising,- nothing goes to windward like a 747! I recommended a smaller boat to the OP, but that was only because I didn't think he was cruising with a family
of four. If I was starting with one or two total aboard, then I would probably seek something around 30 to 35'.