So my 73 year old step-dad wants to buy a F-24. Is there anyone on this forum that is approx that old and sailing a boat
like this? We are worried about the usual stuff, that he would not be able to get the boat
back into the slip or the boat would prove to be too much for him once again and then has to sell, usually at a loss. The boat would be kept in a slip in Seattle
(Shileshole). I understand you don't know the whole situation or him but I am looking for ammunition to HELP him. See my mother is dead set against the idea. I want him to be happy. He needs a boat. I want him to have a boat. Is the F-24 a good boat for a older guy that might have to singlehand it? I helped him on his F-31` and I race
monhulls so I have an inkling of what is entailed in sailing a boat. I have never been on a F-24. Cool looking little boat. Half of me wants him to get it so I can play around with it and maybe race
He has some balance and slight mobility issues. He is somewhat overweight (5'9" and 220 pounds) but still active. Works out everyday etc. He owned a F-31 about 5 years ago and was just not able to handle it anymore without help. He has sailed and raced most of his life. Currently my mother works fulltime and he is at the house just puttering around. He has owned 4 boats in the past 8 years. All have proven to be too much or too tippy: the aforementioned F-31, a Gemini
21 or 20 I forgot, Hirondelle catamaran
(I thought that one would stick but my mother did not like it).