Originally Posted by sardinebreath
I guess maybe it was. Seems odd that with all that's been learned from computer modeling and experience that they would still be building boats designed at the turn of the century.
Seems odd? Maybe because some of us old timers prefer a solid boat under them particularly in a seaway. Modern production boats are built for speed/accommodations and the bottom line. Just walk through any boat yard and you’ll see some Bene’s bending, Catalina’s oil
canning on their supports and Hunters well……. read the owners forums
It’s not all about speed. If that were the case I would have bought a Cat. If you buy a boat for offshore
cruising your priorities should be:
1. Build quality/displacement, not a jiffy pop production boat shot from a gun relying on an interior
liner for strength.
2. Stowage/Accommodations to handle the long haul.
3. Performance. She doesn’t have to fly Batman, she just has to get you there at a reasonable rate. Remember, it’s in the going not in getting there at break speed.
Fact is Colin Archer designs do get you there. Some like mine have been tweaked and do perform, maybe not like your fin keel
, spade rudder
modern designs but I can guarantee you that my 28K pound 37’ double ender in winds 12 knts or greater will keep up with anything her size and will outlast many that would have to quit when the going gets rough.
That’s what I look for in an offshore
boat. If the OP is looking for a CA40 he is probably looking for the same thing, otherwise he could go to any dealer.