Originally Posted by Seaduction
Not trying to prove anybody wrong here.
In fact, Jeff is right. Boats are designed to meet the usage the designer had in mind. I only rebutted the "certain model boat bashers" from the standpoint that a boat meeting the designers criteria does not make it an 'all around' poor choice.
Yes, for sure. IPs are built for a market that exists for "classic" cruising boats built like brick sh!thouses. They conjure dreams of low pressure cruising in reliable latitudes.
The long keelers are dream makers. They may not win any races around the buoys but they will give you the confidence to get out there.