Kenner built some of the "Pearson" Tritons, most of which seem to still be floating around somewhere...their hulls were quite sound. As far as a schooner rig goes...there is no disputing the fact that they are a lot of work, more expensive to maintain and don't point as well as a bermudan sloop. However, as far as being seaworthy, they are about as good as it gets. I owned, cruised and raced a Tancook schooner for years, off the coast of Nova Scotia and New England. When more modern designs were heading for shore, we dropped a couple of sails and carried on, safely with a good turn of speed. When the winds were light, we flew all our canvas and looked like a postcard. To each their own, a schooner is a niche boat, and there are bigger, easier, more comfortable options out there, but as far as versatility and beauty go, they cannot be beaten. That said - you'll note that we are now sailing a bermudan sloop with standing headroom and a shower...
Last edited by Sailormann; 03-03-2007 at 01:46 PM.