Originally Posted by Factor
I saw them at Sanctuary Cove as well. Mostly I like them, but two things really irk me,
1. the anchor
chain system, I am stuffed if I know what you do if you get a crab pot stuck in the anchor
- or similar, and
2. Why they call a 37 foot 6inch boat a 39. Although R&C aren't the only ones who do that, the Lipari
41 is actually 39.
Likewise I too pondered how to unfoul an anchor on a Leopard
. The Leopardian rep and I worked out that the anchor once aweigh and a the problem identified (as in snagged crab pot, etc.) could be attached to a spare line via a boat hook and raised up to the spare roller fairway on the forebeam using a halyard winch
on the base of the mast
. Possible, we thought, but not ideal. Perhaps some experienced Leopard
skippers can enlighten us with a far more practical solution?
Whilst my wife was sizing up the L39 for interior
space and liveability, I was doing the same out in the cockpit
. There was not even enough spare stowage for even a bucket, let alone the large volume of essential stuff. There are lockers alright, but the aft one was full with a life raft, the one next to the helm
full with gas bottles and the locker against the rear bulkhead chockers with house batteries. L39 got the thumbs down as a live aboard cruiser, blue water
With regards to size exaggeration, it's a bloke thing! If women were naming boats it would be the other way around, "I'm only a size 12." "Sure,honey"