SailNet Community - View Single Post - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 50 DS - offshore passagemaker?
View Single Post
  #7  
Old 06-13-2009
Zanshin's Avatar
Zanshin Zanshin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,062
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Zanshin is on a distinguished road
The 49DS has dual helms. I find myself sailing with the equivalent of 3 or even more reefs in the mainsail with none or just one in the Genoa in heavier weather and seas. Once the sails are balanced the boat sails like a dream. Pounding is limited, somewhat less than the 43DS, and the relatively high freeboard along with the rear cockpit make it a dry sail (even without a dodger). The downside is that the main cabin is huge and getting around below decks at sea can be tricky - Jeanneau has put in a lot of handholds but the ergonomics were done for someone at least 6'2" with arms as long as a gorilla.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook