saltymonkeyboy---i looked at boats since i was 7 yrs old--many yrs. i looked in magazines as well as in person. i walked into one of these and found magic. didnt ever sail one. forgot about these for a while. i sailed everything i could to see how stuff sails--found some i really liked and some i coudnt stand to be near again in life--then i came here and started over again-- i found this one by accident--was my neighbor--this isnt a magic formosa--is a formosa
. this is one of the ones that gave formosa
a bad name, but much has been redone and is ok. that is one good thing about these--the bad stuff has usually been weeded out by now unless there are bad owners. there is no such thing as a basically bad boat
, is there-(except clipper marine!)--jut different kinds and shapes. these , i found out yesterday, have a special advantage in their favor--they are one of the best boats at taking seas and in their movement. i am a happy camper--i just need to add a bit of weight to keep her down--her decking has been changed out making her much lighter than if she still had the teak
. is a good thing i have that freedom of ability to fix and add weight--m0st feel the need to remove weight....how unique! but, as far as motion goes, you cannot beat heavy displacement
, formosa/ct/hardin, to be exact., and at that, the 41 was the one..go figger---so , keep the secret--these boats rock!! keep spreading the bad words of them so there are more of them at a lesser price!!!
who needs speed--those guys can chill off the beer--we slowpokes get there rested and comfy and ready to play--the ones sailing performance cruisers get there in time for a long nap then have to resty up again for a bit--i know--btdt last yr--performance cruisers are a whale of a great time to sail and complete your need for speed and living on the edge--i think , for me, is time i slowed it down and got there with comfort and everything still on the shelves and in the cabinetry!!!!
yes, i am an adrenaline junkie, but i also like comfort. that is why i am selling my performance cruiser sand sailing away in my heavy displacement
cruiser!!!! worked my butt off in the gulf in that performance cruiser in storms...consider that before you find out in a storm....
sail as many different boats as possible. dont just look--looks arent important. the performance and feel are.
oh yes--all those toys folks use in cruising--canoes, kayaks, dinks, etc?? they all fit on board my boat. easily. with room to walk and not fall!!!!