Working hard on getting boat ready for crossing in early December, first though a 6 day coming up to the Verdes.
Hi Steve, welcome back.
You mean Cabo Verde for sure. Verdes means in Portuguese "greens".
Don't be a stranger and please give us an update on the performance of your Boreal 44. Your case is very interesting and your opinions too not only because you are an experienced sailor but also because your previous boat was a full keel boat (mason 44) by many considerate a great passagemaker. It would be difficult to find two more different sailboats even if the Boreal is also considered by many as a great passagemaker.
Your opinions and comparisons regarding the two boats in what regards sea motion, living comfort, speed on different points of sail, storage and general aptitude as a voyage boat will be very interesting and will interest us all.
Please when you have enough information give yourself the trouble of making a good post about it. We would all be grateful.
For the ones that don't know Steve is the proud owner of a Boreal 44, a French aluminium light centerboarder. He went to France to follow the final stages of building and pick the boat. He is now returning to the States.
Some of the more interesting information on this thread come from Eric and Anders that now own modern light performance cruisers and have owned previously several more traditional cruisers. Please join that restricted great group of contributors of this thread.
We also want photos of you and your boat. If you don't know how to post good quality photos photos email them to me and I will post them.