Originally Posted by smackdaddy
As always, great job. I really liked your comparison of the helming and ride of the Swan to the Westsail. Always great info. Oh, I also liked the fact that even a Swan creaks and groans while underway (even more than my crappy C27).
Thanks Smackdaddy, We really appreciate and highly regard all of your feedback! Yes, that Swan 48 was fast, but she did creak and groan! When we were sailing fast, the bow section would pound into the waves, sometimes so hard that the whole boat would shake. When that was at its worst I felt so sorry for Mo who was horribly seasick and in her berth in the forward section.
I think during the NARC Rally the bow hitting the waves might have been what caused the speed transducer to pop out of the through hull and into the locker. In his NARC Rally interview, AJ describes how that brought seawater in up to the floorboards before they found and plugged it.