I have a 1970 Kendall (the predacesor to the westsail, exact same hull
but has a flush deck
, which I feel is superior to a cabin
top) and a 1973 hardin force 50. I am trying to decide which one to keep. The force is a floating apartment and would be nice if my family
grows or we decide to live aboard for a spell. What I dont like is the large cabin
top and windows(weak points in a storm), it also has wooden spars (no teak
decks-thank god) and I dont trust a wheel
over a tiller. My Kendall is built like a tank. It is very well put together, with such things as cast lead ballast, and well laid glass. People have been giving me mixed information on which one would fair the best in a storm, which is important to me. I know my Kendall is built well, but I have heard coments that a good 50 footer would do better in storm than a 32 footer. Im not quite sure of the quality of the force 50 ( It was recently passed down to me).
Any help is appreciated, I dont have the time or resorces to own two boats. One has got to go.