hey fellas, noone is trying to bash either boat. they are both exceptional boats. i have asked questions that were answered by experience as well as hard proven facts. on both designs. so there is no need to feel the need to retaliate or defend. we are all sailors here. regardless of experience or monitary level. i posted this comparison to learn about both designs. lets not forget, the product of the final choice here could be a life or death difference in safety.
all though none of us plan to end up in the fastnet conditions, (niether did they), we would be foolish to not prepare and train for such.
if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. that is the nature of this discussion.