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Re: Production Boats and the Limits
Do you think you would have gotten sick quicker on a less "comfortable" boat?
I found my wife, kids and I like the slower motion better. Also having our kids on board adds to the uneasy feeling. We haven't gotten sick yet but the closest was when our kids got sick.
Don't totally discount the "comfort" yet. I have found it has its place when comparing similar sized boats.
I don't mean to discount the argument - I'm just saying it's an issue of degrees. In other words, sickness will come on either boat if you're susceptible and the conditions are right. Then it simply becomes a question of:
1. Do you puke 2 times less
on the older bluewater boat than on the newer production boat?
2. Does it take you 2 hours longer to start puking
on the older bluewater boat than on the production boat?
So, I fully acknowledge that it's a factor. There is math involved. And I respect math.
But I certainly wouldn't want to sell my family on the notion that they'll be more "comfortable" (i.e. - not puke) on an older bluewater boat than they will be on our Hunter 40 in the same conditions. I just think the actual differences are marginal.
Again, I'll have to see when take our H40 out this spring.
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Last edited by smackdaddy; 11-06-2013 at 08:19 PM.