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LM Motorsailer(s)

I looked into the article on the 28. It's a vanilla soft selling review of the design which talks about some "clever" aspects of the arrangement of the LM 28. The owner in the article does light local sailing. The article doesn't address how owners have modified the design for real cruising offshore. For instance:

- size of cockpit and issues related to drainage should it get swamped in a high sea, and how to go about reinforcing the doors to the pilothouse, or building out a bridge deck.

- engine room access through the cockpit and how to seal and lock this down properly so the room doesn't get swamped.

- the stove in the pilothouse being only a countertop and non-gimballed.

- concerns regarding the sail drive unit safety.

- any additional reinforcements that may need to be done to make it into a real seagoing yacht.

- any additional user modifications to the main cabin area to make this a livable space instead of just a table and two couches.

And I could go on about rigging etc.

in other words, experiences of people having these boats for years and/or traveling a great deal in them.
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