G'day again Stillraining,
Hello Spencer & SkipJohn, thanks for saying hello
Thanks for the extra poke in the thinking department. I was
dismissing your thoughts on trailering a keelboat from the difficulty of the operation compared to a genuine trailer sailer point of view. I was focusing on the spontaneity dampening factors and the non availability of hoists at various locations I was bringing to mind.
However, you have prodded my thinking... trailering the boat from one major location to the next ... avoiding long sea legs or untoward seasons ... relocating, mooring
and sailing in and about the desireable areas.
The fair weather
sailer, coastal tourist/fisherman and occassional adventurer. Ummm!
This could fit with our grey nomad aspirations and marry No1's and my interests. (possibly in a Desi Arnez & Lucile Ball sort of way, ha ha!! ... worrying, but possibly true ... ouch!!
So you have got my attention .... a trailerable/relocatable keelboat.
Now for the search criteria, the wisdom and the wit!
1) What are the factors, design features that would rule
a boat in as a trailerable keelboat? [Specific suggestions also welcome
2) What are the factors, design features that would preclude consideration?
3) What is the personality profile necessary for contemplating such a
Here's to you all
(I know it says popcorn but a bit like a beer!!!)