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Fat Ass Sterns of New Boats
"Isn''t fatigue the number one cause of death at sea?"
I don''t think so. Very few die at sea as compared to coastal sailing. (Within United States jurisdiction Coast Guard Studies show #1 cause is alchohol related. ) So in effect Coastal sailing is more dangerous. Its does have a lot more hazards to navigation than the open ocean.
"Isn''t it characteristic of a fine entry to plow into seas and bury the bow provoking an end over end roll?"
Geez....I don''t think so, but maybe you are right, I think I better tell Steve Dashew he''s doing something wrong in his offshore designs. How he ever got that many miles in his boats is beyond me.. BTW when was the last time you heard of a decent sized sailboat doing an "end over end" roll. That wasn''t even the issues or problems with the Sydney Hobart boats.
You guys are being defensive alright ! "us Trads are the minority. ......sailers walk down the dock... look at the trads.and say ''she''s a pig'' .....,''she couldn''t get out of her own way'' etc, etc".
Excuse me !? Did anyone say that on this list? Geez....I don''t recall that! In fact I like traditional boats, I really do. You talk about fatigue and blah, blah, blah. But the reality is 95% of us sailboaters are Coastal cruising and weekend sailing with a week or two trips when we can during the summer. When I decide to ''Sail Around The World'' I will buy a Gozzard or some other heavy D/L boat. But until then I will continue using my *awesome* sailing Coastal cruising boat (that I can singlehand in a storm for hours on end.....never tried it for days on end )
Both you guys.....send us all a post card from Cape Horn. That seems like the only kind of sailing you do.