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Old 02-04-2014
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Re: Sailing "big boats"

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Originally Posted by MikeJohns View Post
Paulo

Adams 45 is the design of the 45 foot performance cruiser. It's very easy for me to sail alone.

Yes on the 65 footer ( Length on Deck) I have no furlers for any sail. Furlers are nice and easy but they add weight aloft, a lot of windage and they take time to furl on a big boat. I find it safer and quicker to drop the whole sail. I wouldn't go back to furlers again I had too many problems and even shredded sails and boats knocked down due to delays getting sail in with furlers.

In clement weather there is no problem sailing a big boat alone for shorter legs, but it's nice to have a self tacking autopilot. Alone you are always on watch in any sized boat which is a limitation.
I can find lots of different boats under the designation of Adams 45, none I would call a performance cruiser. Even some steel ones.

It is something like this?:

Adams 45 Yacht for sale in Marmong Point NSW | Adams 45 Yacht

Regards

Paulo
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