Originally Posted by sabray
You are right it was 15 years ago weather data wasn't what it is today but it was a very fast developing low off the coast in late november departure was annapopolis. I don't stay home I own a peterson 44 and a corsair f-27
. I trust both boats construction and have sailed them extensively. My tri is by far the best engineered small sail boat but does not have the accomodations of the 44 so I understand compromise. Single
handed the tri wins for most cruising I want to do. When the family
goes for a summer the peterson is better. What I am trying to understand is the exposure of these coach roofs. I hear comments about circumnavigating and question that kind of thinking with a design involving a porch door and the exposure evident in the design. I am willing to think I am missing something here maybe there is enough carbon fiber and great engineering here. It looks to me like uneccesay exposure maybe its good engineering. I wont stay home I am curious how the bigger cats are doing but I think I would not buy a boat with that kind of glass in the cockpit
. what is the construction holding all that glass in place?
I am very familiar with both boats as they originated here in San Diego
. Doug Peterson designed the 44 in the mid 70's when he was starting out. I saw one of the first ones at the Long Beach Boat Show
in 1976 and it made my heart beat faster. I would have bought one if I had any money! Good sailing boat! The f27 was developed when John Walton owned and ran Corsair. he was very active in racing
the boats at that time.
Anyway, back to the porch cover on the Moody. Could offer some interesting characteristics in a good blow if the wind was fron astern. It does retract and I would sure use that option. The boats are bagged epoxy
construction and the bulkheads are tabbed to the hull and superstructure so I think it is probably pretty strong. Not sure on the window construction as i did not look at it that close. One point I would make is that many people are moving to trawlers for offshore
voyaging and commercial
fisherman have used those for years. They have some of the same things you see on the Moody, large windows, covered after deck, etc. and trawlers don't go that fast. I would prefer something with sails
For now I prefer more performance and don't need to look out the window. A lot of folks, some women, don't like sailboats because they can't see out! This may be one of those necessary otions.
Anyway all boats are compromises and they all have redeeming features and beat staying home. Thats why I like them all, but mostly sailboats!