Good morning(at least it is morning hear on the east coast
of the US),
I bought an Island Trader
37 last November. I previously had an Ericson
29'. Actually I still have the Ericson
though she is for sale
I am looking forward to Spring because I have had the Island Trader
on only one voyage & I know there is a huge learning
curve because of the larger vessel & also going from a sloop
to a ketch
A friend of mine said it appears I have traded my pickup truck for an 18 wheeler. Maybe so, but I feel that living on the bigger boat
will provide a lot more comfort. I lived on the Ericson at one point for about 6 weeks but in the summer in Virginia in order to have any level of comfort at all, AC & refrigeration
are very important. At least to me they are.
I will say that at times I already miss the simplicity of the smaller boat with fewer systems.