Originally Posted by sailingdog
Another good example are the people in the 40-something Hylas that had to get fuel and food from the US Navy because they decided they needed to motor in a storm, rather than sail.
Wow. I love the Hylas to death (talk about COMFORTABLE below - oh man), but I'm a little shy of the capsize screening ratio of the 46 (2.01 IIRC, which is always an open question).
And I felt unseamanlike when I didn't have canvas available on my 26 foot Columbia in the 70+ mph storm a couple weeks ago, and had to rely on the engine. If I'd had a Hylas, the command from the helm would've been, "a bit choppy up here - don't spill your mocha!"
(BTW, seriously, SERIOUSLY lust for the Hylas 46..... When I buy Powerball tickets, it alternates between the Valiant fund and the Hylas fund.)