Originally Posted by Mr W
The design and specs are not set yet, but they are aiming for around 1300-1400 kg ballast. The boat do have a fair amount of sail area but as I have mentioned before there is not always strong winds in Sweden
The idea is to take the first reef at 8-10 knots of wind, so that light wind performance donīt suffer to much. I guess the Pogo is set up for heavier winds.
... I like the concept of the 10.0, it would be the right size for family cruising, yet small enough to be easy to handle shorthanded.
Yes, the right size but for cruising with the family? A cruiser boat that reefs the sails with 8/10K? do you have not gusting winds there or gusts created by orography?
That is a racing boat for at least a crew of two. on a cruising boat is not realistic to reef with less than 12/14K wind specially now where the norm is having only two reefs. For going fast on lighter winds cruisers use a code 0 or a Geenaker not a huge main.
The smaller boat is interesting and this one can be too but they have to define if it is a racer or a performance cruiser. They can also make two versions, one a racer other a performance cruiser.
Regarding ballast I like boats with a big B/D ratio and with 1300/1400kg that will be the case but then for that ballast to work you need heel and that boat is not made to heel. I guess the boat need a ker type of transom one that allows going fast downwind with a minimum wet surface and allows the boat to have considerable heel before the hull form start to make full effect, I mean like this:
That is a Sydney 43GS. Do you have seen the performance on the last Hobart? truly amazing!!!!