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Re: Best small boat for cruising the Bahamas?
Oh jeez, I've been in gales in the Yucatan Channel opposing the stream . I've hove to in 15 footers stacked for 3 day's at a time. 8 foot draft board down and a bunch lead pigs in My bildge. I love the little boat. Taking it to Honduras non stop in May weather or not. I did a way with the spade rudder and put a Barn door on the transom.
Wow... that is pretty awesome... is your board actually heavy, or simply provides more lateral stability under those condition? Adding ballast to the bilge is a neat trick right out of old school ways. Have to keep that in mind. I take it you cast those lead pigs yourself to get the right size and shape?