Originally Posted by Michelhhhebert
I was asking for opinions from people with experience with larger cats...not from frustrated abd arrogant know it all... If you have never been out there in not very ideal conditions...
I got 1500 offshore
miles in my logbook last year; just getting started this year. Most of last year's sailing was in great conditions, but that hasn't always been true. After 30 years of racing
and cruising on the Chesapeake and offshore racing
, deliveries and cruising on all sorts of boats "out there" over the years, I've seen my share of "not very ideal conditions." I sometimes think I've seen your share too. My only frustration these days is that I'm getting too old for offshore racing. And if any of that seems arrogant, sorry. I was actually shooting for funny
My point is that if you're having problems with the conditions, you should be picking better times to go. It's not always comfortable to cruise
on a schedule. If you get caught by unexpected conditions, you can run for cover. Or you can tough it out and stay on schedule. That won't change by going from 37 to 40 feet LOA
. I don't know it all, but I do know that - from experience.