Originally Posted by bobmcgov
It's tough, wet, with low freeboard, good sailing qualities, fin keel (points well), quick for its ballast ratio, with exceptional capsize screening numbers for its length. They share a reputation for being among the most seaworthy vessels of their length and weight while remaining pleasant to sail
*shrug* Among 20-21 footers, find me a boat closer to the much-vaunted attributes of a Contessa 32. Not the Flicka; not the Mini 6.5.
BTW, The Wilderness 21 was designed by Chuck Burns and later sold as the Burns 21.
Thanks for the correction re the designer (brain fart...).. and I take your points of similarity.. nevertheless they are very different hull forms and in that way are not very 'similar' boats!
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"