Re: Southern Cross 28 seaworthiness vs Morgan 33
Caleb, my knee seems to be jerking in the same manner that your does (ie tending toward favoring the SC28) I really would hate to go to all that effort of retrofitting the M33 and end up with a boat that is not good for racing nor blue water sailing!
When I was a kid I made a lovely kayak from wood and canvas. I made it to be nicely maneuverable (for white water use), which it was in spades. But I was chagrined to find that the construction was so light that the wooden stringers simply snapped on impact, making this kayak useless for anything but going around in circles in a gentle river or a lake! Thank heavens I didn't spend much on that project!
By the way, I do plan to sail solo. So far in the San Francisco Bay Area all of my excursions have been single handed, and I am slowly getting a bit more confident that I can handle the challenge.