The LeComte 45 probably sails
nicely and the skeg-hung rudder
can help to avoid snagging fishing
lines. Handholds below seem well-placed. The off-center companionway
looks like it could make the nav station very wet on some points of sail.
50... The ketch rig might be nice for long-haul reaches and for keeping the bow pointed into the wind
. The center cockpit
makes leaving it difficult. Construction and joinery may not be on a par with the LeComte.
has a spade rudder
- no skeg. Two (or three?) heads seems like a waste of space. The in-line galley
would be difficult to use on passages. The sugar-scoop transom platform looks huge. What happens if a wave lands on it? It also seems like it might be difficult to access unless the wheel
is able to fold or be removed.
The Lafitte is designed by Bob Perry, which gives it a good pedigree to start with. This review might be useful: https://dicksimonyachts.com/blog/boa...ly-summer-1985
It has a no-nonsense, go anywhere look, as well as what appears to be cozy spaces below.
Plaver-Sciarelli seems like a capable boat, but the design is old (like the LeComte) and seems narrow compared to more current
designs. Below might seem cramped for long-term living aboard
. The companionway
is again offset. If the decks are teak
it could become an expensive nightmare.
For any and all of these boats, their condition - how they’ve been maintained and outfitted - makes a big difference. Pictures (which might be 20 years old) from the brokers aren’t the same as going and seeing for yourself.