We have a 33ft Seawind
1000 on hold with QYC for a week early December. We are experienced cruisers in the US (27ft Trawler) and Competent Crew RYA Cert three years ago, but first time taking a sailboat/ Cat out on our own, so hope you can provide feedback on some of our questions below
size - We are leaning towards the 33ft because of price
but mainly the size (only two of us and not that big of a jump from our 27). If we were to eventually trade
in our Trawler
for a cat in the future, it will most likely be at least a 38....better to work
our way up in size or does it not matter too much?
2) Cruising - Planning to purchase
the guide 100m Magic Miles. Is it ok to get a used one or value in the latest edition? Would Navionics
/ other apps like Active Captain
help as well? We would like to anchor
at a spot for two nites to explore by dingy....is this a good idea on a 7 nite trip, or would we miss too much by not traveling to different sites each nite?
3) December conditions - weather
gear and trip insurance
are already planned for. Seems like it isnít peak season but with many boats booked, seems pretty busy. Should we plan to drop anchor
by noon or is it a big enough place to not have to worry.
-is it worth getting a couple of tanks
or is viz too murky where charters are allowed to cruise
Any other tips appreciated!