Next boat, C&C 41, B- First 42( German Frers) or J40
Sold my beloved Newport 41MK2 in 2003 after 22 years of her being in the Family. Crewing on others race boats is fun but not the same as driving your own. Been sailing since 1974 at the age of 3 so have sailed on many kinds, mostly in the early-mid 90's as an offshore delivery skipper and would like some feed back on these 3 boat. I have sailed or raced on all of them many years ago and want to know the areas of attention/concern as they are greatly aged boats in 2010. I talk to owners when I see them at a dock or mooring and more input good or bad would be a great tool.
This will be a Bermuda Race boat/ New England PHRF and Cruising boat. The wide beamed IOR design is a bit of a concern offshore on the Ball and Frers designs, thoughts from owners?