Sharing my thoughts regarding a very low maintenance
I'm 6months to beyond ever away and never in a hurry, it's just a shared thought via computers
Here is a picture of what I adore; a vessel designed to sail with best performance when laden. As stores become eaten one could always increase ballast with a fresh water
maker to replace used stores. In times of calm and unreadable weather
one could always flood bilge
with fresh to keep her well ballast as a precaution or similar.
She's advertised as a motor
sailer yet to my best knowledge the iron could maintain her a below hull
wave frequency hull speed
or she could go without and be slow compared to many a modern light weight yacht during light conditions : Are all cruisers upon time demand to be at anchorage? I doubt that.
Her bow volume indicates a kindly sail, her keel
length indicates a wide fore keel
seen as the hull
and her thinner long trace below. That broad tapered edge extending beyond her rudder
looks protective to hydraulic forces on her rudders fulcrum which is braced above and below. She should walk nicely downhill while the others run.
An advantage of her displacement
hull could include a barely noticed drag if one was to use the propeller
to torque a small generator
. Unlike many a modern downhill skiff design cruiser, she wouldn't care much about utilizing a small aft drag via her prop to maintain her batteries
could be used above deck
to maintain batteries
to compliment her drag generator
Although it is hull it looks to react like a broad edge keel extending to waterline, on anchorage she'd ride nicely. This ride would be evident during passage
and reduce stress on components, reduced stress equals reduced wear, reduced wear means less maintenance
I'm referring the hull shape, not material.
Trips me out how so many cruisers are in a hurry to get to port to go back to land commitments or away from a blow.
She'd dance gorgeous man. She'd need some weight. One of the prettiest hulls I've seen. I thought you might like a look. Graceful elegance that'd reduce wear provided tare is there. The simplicity of tare being food