Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Duncanson... That makes sense. All his boats were pretty much the same - good looking sea boats with no storage space!
I'm glad to hear you had a good time on one and that they're not particualrly slow. Anything practical for sailing around Melbourne needs to be able to handle short chop and lousy weather, so if it'll do the Montague Island race, that's the kind of thing I'm after.
Lack of reverse can be dealt with, but the lack of storage might annoy the First Mate. We're hiring a Catalina 28 over the Queen's Birthday long weekend (a lot more space and in a higher $$$ bracket) so I'll see how she copes on that before deciding on the next move.
A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office