Originally Posted by owly
How about Derek Kelsall's famous Trifle at $14.5K in New York
. 42' lOA
, 27' beam... an awesome ocean racing boat
I can't stop thinking about this boat
, do you guys think this would be a suitable singlehand performance cruiser. He's currently flying a Catalina 320 mainsail
so the rig seems not overly large, should be no problem singlehanded.
What do you all think the cost would be to fully refit
this with new hardware/rigging except use the spars if they are still sound? $20-30k? I could truck this thing home and rebuild
it in the back yard and have one hell of a boat when I'm done.
I emailed Derek Kelsall
to ask what he thinks and his feelings on if a bigger rig would even work
. I'm not sure that would be in the budget
though. I'd love to get rid of that back cabin
for extra cockpit
space and just use a tiller and put the outboard
on the transom.
I don't really think I'd be up for building a boat from scratch but this could be a little bit less of a project
while still be a very satisfying endeavour
Don't hold any punches, let me know what you think,