Thanks again for replies. I am the OP.
When I made clear that fishing
was important to me I anticipated someone would suggest I purchased a power boat
. I have owned power boats for the last 30 years. I am an ex commercial
fisherman and Charter skipper
. However I now very much enjoy combining the sailing and the fishing
"hamburking" pointed out we are talking about boats not cars and I should not expect to park a boat. This is a subject I do have some experience of. My commercial
fishing boat was only a little larger than a Sigma 33 but weighed 5x more. The way these 2 boats drift along in a tide with no wind would be probably identical but it is when the wind starts to blow the differences become apparent. I have skippered a very small fast catamaran
28 foot and 32 knots. It had a forward wheelhouse and in anything but the lightest breeze it used to run before the wind, it was useless for the job. I have also skippered a 24m 135 ton angling vessel (ex naval training
vessel) which was a joy to fish from in all sorts of weather
. Different boats do vary considerably in how they behave in a range of conditions and I hope to be able to choose one to suit my purposes and my budget
There are a number of people who admire my little Drascombe Lugger who are of the opinion I already have the perfect boat for what I do and I have to say they may well be correct.
A couple of days ago I sailed a 24 foot triple keel
yacht by a well known designer
(so well known I cannot think of his name) but when I sat down in the cockpit
I could not see over the coach roof! I had to stand the whole time to ensure I could spot other vessels and avoid running over crab pot enders. OK, I am only 5 foot 6 inches but I would have needed to be to be 7 feet tall.