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Re: Sailing "big boats"
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
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