Once on the last day of a charter
, we had to get the PDQ
32 back to Blue Lagoon
in St. Vincent from Port Elizabeth in Bequia. The wind
was 30 to 40 knots apparent and the waves were 12to 14 ft. By motorsailing (9 hp Yamaha's) and cracking off about an extra 10 degrees it was manageable but very exciting. I was being yelled at by the admiral and the commodore, especially when we got knocked off a top of a wave and ended up going 60 degrees in another direction.
It was something I would not regularly do, but I felt safe and it proved what a tough little boat the PDQ