hahaha.... reading all these posts got me thinking i probably make my boat comfortable in proportion to how much i want to spend time with whoever is aboard.
I'm sure there is a mathematical formula for it... listed right next to the stability ratios.
It all reminds me of a week cruise
with the woman i was with for some years.
We unloaded the car(s) and got everything on the dock
when we realized what an enormous effort had been made to gather all this sh....stuff. We looked at each other and shook our heads in dismay.
The launch pulled up and the young driver looked at us and said "So your heading out"
and my instant reply was " Yep to Bermuda".
We all laughed
She's a great sailor and much of the stuff was also from her to me. (well it sounds good anyway!).
Oh such precious boats!
There's no harm done sailing with the waterline a wee bit low until the brie and pate are gone. Just more time to spend with the person you want to be with.
It ain't about the stuff folks.
Now on the other hand: there is someone i would especially like to take sailing with no provisions at all - high and dry.
Where is that jerk boyfriend my daughter is dating?
ahhh... sailing... such sweet revenge.