Thanks for the photo
. It perfectly illustrates the tendency towards condomarans for the charter
fleet is turning out boats that are becoming unworkable by mere mortals, and possibly dangerous in rough conditions. Its good that the designers are making the boats heavy enough to offset the loss of stability in moving the COE so far up the sail plan.
Whereas on this boat you need to a giant or a gymnast to secure the mainsail
, I recently saw an (older) boat where you need to be a VERY small person or contortionist to get to the engine
to change the SW pump impeller. That would be your job, Scarlet!
Just what are these designers thinking?
Like Scarlet we are learning
as we go what to look for in a boat, how to prioritize what is important depending on how and where we will use the boat, and how to imagine the conditions we will encounter that justify the choices we need to make. Trouble is, we need to do this without the considerable practical experience to make wise decisions. Just lately I'm considering the many facets of anchoring
systems.....oops, thread drift alert