I just put mine in the water today just to see if it leaked anywhere before painting the bottom. I was surprised at how high it sat. I had a 9.9 outboard
on it and it is way overkill. I am thinking that 6 or even 3 will be plenty if not just a big trolling motor
. I have not sailed it yet but if you go to the Clipper Marine
yahoo group they will tell you it is a very forgiving sailer. I redid all the interior
wood. The thing I liked about it was that you can take it all out and start from scratch. Just build it the way you want. For a day sailer I am going with benches on both sides. No galley
, and the head up front with a changing room. The thing that makes it a little different is the sail is the same as the Cal
21. So it is shorter and easier to handle. I am thinking hard to get into trouble with it. It is a boat that has a lot of possibility. You can make it as strong as you like. Put a mast beam in, another smaller one forward. Redo the top to hull
connection glassing it right in and you have got one hell of a strong boat. Loads and unloads easily. With the little bit of draft
I have I think this thing is going to fly.
I might add it is NOT a Triton! I can see that maintenance
is going to be next to nothing though.