Re: Which blue water cruiser cat should I buy?
Originally Posted by Jaymannyc
Thanks folks for the feedback. I wonder what cruisers look for in performance. To me it would be ability to sail more and power less. So having a boat that can sail in 7 knots rather that power is key? Also having an ability to go to weather
opens up more sailing. Not sure i care if I am going 9 knots are 12 knots on a reach. Yes I like to be trimmed properly but either way I am going to be enjoying life.
What are your primary intended cruising grounds? If you're planning on a milk run through the South Pacific
, then perhaps a jump across the Indian Ocean
, then most of your sailing will be downwind and you'll spend more time trying to slow down than speed up. Pushing a loaded down cruising boat gets expensive in a hurry. Most smartly take it easy and enjoy the 7-10 kt pace that's easily attainable and not so stressful on a boat like your Antares
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