Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Well, I can't help but notice the irony of the guy who's all about "Big Freakin' Sails" is the same one most determined to ignore the perspectives offered by those who have actually DONE some truly Big Freakin' Sailing... (grin)
OK, here's another to dismiss... John Neal, with 300,000+ miles in the South Pacific, Caribbean, Patagonia, Antarctica, Atlantic, Scandinavia and the Arctic, has likely seen his fair share of Big Freakin' Sailing...
I'm not ignoring those perspectives at all. I'm just balancing them with the body of other
sailors that have also
done their share of serious BFS'n, yet prefer the more modern designs...as well as the general industry itself which has moved away from the deep/long/heavy design paradigm.
As PCP says above, today's NAs can't all