Last summer I spent five months cruising the PNW
on a ranger
23. Go now. That sort of thing. I loved it but it was too small for the weather
. Things like rainy days, cold nights, and no heater
meant I was cramped with wet clothes that wouldn't dry and cold.
This summer and late into fall I plan to go longer and farther(further?)
I've always been attracted to the sturdiest boat
available. Because I want to move up to real offshore
sailing. But mostly the cruising I did was pretty tame sailing. So I told myself to get the right boat
for the job this year. Boats I would never have thought of. Hunter
31, Catalina 30
Because I have to admit. I need a heater
to warm nights and dry clothes. I need t be able to cook in a galley
and not a camping stove
in the cockpit
wearin two down jackets and my foulies. Have standing headroom
. A bathroom and be able to lounge around. I actually got a sore back from the cramped quarters and I'm not even old!
Yet. Here I find a really nice bristol 27 and I want it. Is it a big enough difference from my ranger
23? Rangers are tiny tiny. Probably like 4 feet tall inside and a sink. What is a bristol 27 like?