So PCP, your talk at the Nautic with the guy that purchased the Elan over the Pogo... Any insight into the details of that exchange? I'm curious as both are nice fast rides but I have a penchant for the Pogo. I've never sailed the Elan so I'm curious if it was comfort & goodies or sailing characteristics.
No, this guy is interested mainly in racing. The boat did not even had closed wardrobes.
He said that the Elan could go a lot better upwind and that was incredibly stable doing that.
I never had been inside a Pogo 10.50, only inside a class 40, but for what I have seen by the photos, the Elan has a better interior, more adapted for cruising. Of course, the Pogo lifts its keel and can go everywhere while the Elan with a draft of 2.15 or 2.35 is limited. I guess that it all depends on your cruising grounds, but the price is also something to considerate and the Elan is a lot less expensive. The difference in price can buy a lot of racing sails