Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-08-2007, 08:46   #1
DWT
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 207
Light Air Sailing

Of all of the 42' to 44' multi hull sailboats out there today, which boat sails better and points better in light air and why?

David
69 Morgan 30'
CaRolAnn
__________________
DWT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2007, 10:08   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
mikereed100's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Santa Barbara
Boat: 46' custom cat
Posts: 1,571
Images: 2
Don't think there's an easy answer to that one. In light air the fastest most weatherly boats will likely be tri's due to less wetted surface. As far as cats go, light weight, narrow, daggerboard boats will be the best performers in light air. Very few production boats fall into this category in the length you specify. Outremer comes to mind, Gunboat 48 a bit larger. There are many custom boats that will be better performers in light air and here you can take your pick of many designers such as Schionning, Grainger, Hughes, White to name a few.

Mike
__________________
mikereed100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weather Basics ~ Reading Weather Charts GordMay General Sailing Forum 6 28-04-2011 16:35
Reading Weather Charts GordMay Marine Electronics 12 31-10-2008 03:06
Need a diesel "intro" for the Admiral chuckiebits Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 05-06-2006 11:09
Yacht Charter Company Sunsail Earns "Outstanding" Award CaptainK The Library 0 10-04-2006 20:15
Light Air Sails - Advice Please Munjon General Sailing Forum 2 06-11-2003 20:59



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:38.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.