Originally Posted by distantshores
We have a Southerly 49 and it is fitted with a bow thruster but not a stern thruster. We have no problem maneuvering in tight quarters after a little practice. This past season we crossed France via the canals (179 locks) and did lots of tight docking practice. Then we sailed across the Atlantic with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (the ARC) finishing in 15.5 days! I think we are one of the only boats that could do those two passages!
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Your boat is not unknown around here (neither your previous 42) Do you mind to give some impressions about those boats and comparing them with your previous boat in what regards speed sea motion and comfort?
If you don't mind maybe you can post that on this thread:
that is the thread were new boats are discussed. In fact somewhere in that long thread there are references and posts about several Southerlies, including the 42 and the 49. It is also a popular thread with about 1000 hits a day.