Anyone with experience or insight on one of these?
Would be for cruising pacific northwest year round in the puget sound and san juan islands, some eventual trips down the coast. I still think I want a center cockpit because it's cold here most of the time.
I saw an old old post by Jeff H on cruisersforum putting it on a short list. So I expect that means it performs well
I've found one base PHRF rating of 84 for a tall mast version.
The hull design seems pretty modern, so could I expect it to surf downwind?
The few currently on the market are the shoal draft versions, as they're east coast boats. Two in FL, and one in CT. The "deep draft" version isn't very deep (6'6) but since I can take advantage of it I would prefer it. For used this seems like something I would need to compromise on, or just wait longer.
Based on this old cruising world review http://old.cruisingworld.com/ssbk/hylas46.htm
, it seems like the older shoal draft models may have been shallower than the new ones. (4'10" vs. 5'5").
These seem small enough to truck overland to Seattle, though not narrow enough to avoid all the extra permits. Would it be worth it?