Originally Posted by SV THIRD DAY
That's it....someone has to say it.
You guys are smoking Crack if you think a Cruising Boat
wants to surf down waves...ha ha ha HELLO....McFly Anyone Home? Sheesh what next...how to fly a spinny in 40kts of wind
with the wife and kids
It's like the BS about dragging your dirty clothes or dishes behind the boat
to clean them.....it's Chat room BS....there.....it's been said....
I was curious how our heavy HC33 would handle "surfing" conditions with our super wide keel
. She just picked up and tracked right down. Doing about 13 knots over ground in this picture in 12 feet of water
, and also a view from the cockpit
. Pretty scary the first time. Months later we did it all day long on a day with ideal conditions on our passage
to the Galapagos
for a 171 mile noon 2 noon.
I'm hoping the RH story doesn't give the Hans Christian line a bad rap, they built incredible boats. I know several other HC owners and none of us had ever heard of an HC being built with all wood
decks... but the 36 does have something of a sordid history
and RH was a very early boat. Ours has solid fiberglass
decks and I'm happy to report that's it's only teaky, and not leaky.