Originally Posted by bljones
Wetsnails have to handle weather well- they can't get out of the way of it.
They run in a big sea better than most sail boats off shore. Most sail boats don't beat the weather out there. The thing about them is, for a new to the big stuff cruiser, they are very forgiving in the messy stuff, when you run in a performance boat, you got to work to stay the course, a fin keel wants to turn into every swell, and you have to steer hard to either side with each chaser, a snail will just float you through it. The Westsnail is a great " bring the family to sea" boat, it gives you time to get used to how it is because it is already used to it. Just my opinion.