We're sold on the Lagoon
44 for our family
and creature comforts. We will not be going to the ocean, however Lake ERIE has shown us 10 ft + waves close spaced within a time that shore could not be reached from a few miles out. If anyone has seriously sailed Lake Erie you know what I mean. 5 sailing yachts left our YC this summer neaded for calmer seas; After 22 days of continuous 20 to 35 Knot
winds. Comments were all the same. "we wanted wind
but this is rediculous". Is there a better cat then the 44 that could sustain say 15 hours of lake Erie storms in relative safety
and have nearly the accomodations of the 44? 10 footers are by far not the maximum we see. Crest to crest is very short thus creating potential serious problems. I believe the formal count for ship wrecks / sinkings an Lake Erie exceed 270 since records have been kept. We had 6 friends who were all vicyims of a sudden storm and perished in a 60 foot ocean going commercial fishing
vessel that washed ashore belly up after one of lake Eries brutal surprises.
Your thoughts will be appreciated. This will be big bucks for us however safety
is first. Perhaps a cat is not the boat design needed?