Originally Posted by Triumphant
I helped deliver one from Roatan to Rio Dulce recently and did not like it.
VERY low clearance aft and very very noisy underway, and this was in light weather
, 15 knots and less off the quarter, also seemed slow
Also remember these boats and the design dates back to 1960 so will have had quite a full life already
After you and "T-bone" delivered it, I did some training on the same boat for the owner. Handled OK under sail, but not overly quick. Due to the way it was rigged could only trim the head
sail for about 60d apparent. It would come thru a tack even starting from there, so I expect with some improvement in rigging
it would sail closer. Head
sail was also a bit of a pain to tack, tended to foul, again I expect a little work on rigging
would help with this too.