Originally Posted by ausaviator
Each to their own and I'm sure you are happy with your 1000XL weekender and I'll bet it's great for what you want.
Damned by faint praise as they say - its not a weekender, they have done the lap of Australia
, many have done NZ, Fiji
, a couple have done San Fran to Hawaii
, Plenty have done here to SE Asia
. One is half way RTW. They have been to Alaska
and crossed the atlantic. Plenty have lived aboard for lengthy periods.
I understand you have a thing about Seawinds, thats your right - but it doesn't mean you are right - you deliberately try and put down Australia's most successful production sail boat, again thats your right - I just don't understand why you do it. You spread a rumour here that the 1000 was stopped from being placed in survey
- again without any basis in fact. No one is saying that everyone should buy a seawind
. Far from it, I spend a lot of my time advising people whose needs don't fit a seawind
, I get payed well for it as well.
And I will still sail past a Lagoon 400
or a FP Mahe, and that is important to me, if I didn't like sailing I would have bought a power boat
I get that we are all different, I get some people like more heads on their boat than I have in my home, I get that. I get that some people want a quicker boat.
As for the layout of the 1160, perhaps the sincerest form of flattery is imitation. The best, bar none, very high performance cruising sail boat in Australia
thats currently available (Attitude - a Schionning G Force 16.2 metre) is a stunning and beautifully built boat and goes very very quickly. The layout inside is a direct copy of the 1160, shamelessly so, but thats okay the owners have nothing but high regard for their 1160, they just wanted to go faster and they had the money
to make it happen
I get the location of a galley
is important for different reasons to different people; for me the boat is first and foremost a sailing craft, the galley has to work well in below average sailing conditions, for others thats not important.
The difference between you and me is that I respect a wide range of boats, I have my issues with some build methods, some cores and sail baots that cant sail out of sight with a titan rocket up their posterior, but I understand that they appeal to some.
Another difference is that I suspect I have sailed many many many more different types of multis than you and have formed my opinions based on experience.
Finally - stop with the insults okay - You are deliberately and wilfully trying to provoke me by continually referring to my boat as a weekender. Apart from being demonstrably wrong its just rude and insulting. Without cause.
What do you sail?