Originally Posted by SailFastTri
Not ideal for kids
and a growing family
. I've owned and sailed tris for the last 20 years, and I love the boat
they chose, but not for a family
cruising with toddlers and babies. I also raised kids
and know what it's like to keep the family involved and safe.
If they have a MOB
while sailing at speed (Reilly's notorious for not tethering) and whoever is left has to handle kids and boat
while watching/locating and retrieving the MOB? Terrifying thoughts.
In regards to the space issue with two kids we don't know what the plan is. It would not surprise me if they establish a base on land. Lenny is getting close to school
age. Maybe the deal with Elena was she would give up the space if they also set up a base on land.
A cool set up would be if they end up with an off the grid base on land in beautiful spot on a South Pacific
island or beautiful location in Australia
. They have talked about missing being away from family and Australia
They can stay in an airbnb or similar as needed. Not being tight on $$ means they can make themselves comfortable.
If nothing else the amas offer a lot of storage
space. The second cabin
in the main hull
looks ok for two small kids. Plus they have the salon
. The Amas must be big enough to have a cabin
in each when they have non family onboard.
Riley would argue that having a boat that is fast enough to sail away from trouble and is able to complete long passage
a faster more than makes up for any negative in a mob situation. Everybody ought to be clipped in sooner any kind of rough seas and have GPS
transmitter on their harness on a faster boat.
My biggest concern would being buying
an early hull
of a boat with a new design plus adding electric
. There are going to be at the very least lots of kinks to workout. But that makes for good youtube content.