Originally Posted by gonesailin40
Thanks for not attacking my simple question.
Robin Graham did not make it around the world in a 24' lapworth he finished his voyage in a 33' Allied Luders.
There is no such thing as a dumb question but as many of your fellow members continue to prove there is an endless supply of dumb answers.
Of course you are correct with regard to Robin Graham. After two dismastings and a few (minor) problems with delamination of the hull-deck joint, he updated to a slightly larger boat. He did, however, complete the bulk of the circumnavigation aboard the Lapworth boat. Funny, I looked up some history of the boat, and found out that it lived where left it until a few years ago where it sunk during a tropical storm.
I sailed aboard a Lapworth 24 a few years ago. No way in heck would I dream of sailing that thing offshore.
One of the largest lapworth designed Cals was the Cal 46. He originally designed it for himself and his wife to sail the world in their retirement years. For a liveaboard, they are wonderful boats.