thanks to the replies.
Well, Aquaris lost
, the crew was taken off board (after 4 hours waiting and not packing anything up or getting rid of the mast
which was hitting the hull).
I was not onboard and would have surely handled this very differently, especially as the weather
was not that bad, 5Bft gusting, they had a sea anchor
and the weather
was calm the next day.
When they left the boat, she was still ok, apart from the mast.
Overnight a tugboat tried to salvage
her but damaged her even more.
The next day she was holed and full of water
adrift about 12nm from the Portuguese coast and the insurance
decided that a salvage
would not be viable.
In my eyes a typical case of giving a boat up to early.
Luckily the insurance
paid, but, believe it or not, the crew asks me to pay for their personal gear
which they failed to pack up.
Even cameras and cash money
. Still mad at them. Got a lawyer to handle this by now.
Regarding my plans with the new boat. Brazil
& beyond in few years time. Basic comfort but sailing fun. I have had this before and liked this style.
A non folding tri is fine and the one i am looking at has standing headroom
. It seems in good shape and has been well taken care of in recent years.
is a fraction of that of a folding tri of the same size and the extra price
for berthing a non folding boat is way way less over many years than the extra cost of a folding boat.
The thing that keeps me thinking me on the boat I am looking at currently, are:
How many loadcycles has she done (she was on the hard
for many years before the refit).
How well has the wood kept up over time.
I plan to replace the stilts between hulls and wings by new ones in any case.
Can a narrow double bunk be fitted under the cockpit
I calculated a maximum of approx 1000 kg incl. 2 crew to be added for longer cruising (minimum equipment
& supplies needed!). So once I am there I'll see how if she will handle this.
I will singlehand a fair bit on this trip.
Option two is a Newick Echo 36 but that is unfortunately way to expensive currently. We'll see.
I rather go cruising with basic comfort & DO IT, than to safe for many many years and than not have the health
& funds for the cruise
Limits are approx 50000€ for the fully equipped boat in great shape & then 1000€ per month on average for travelling.
I have done some cruising on a smaller budget
for about a year before.