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Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

This boat is in Fort Lauderdale and I'm in Texas. Wish someone local could put their eyes on it to see if it's worth flying down to look.
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I was looking at this boat's photos and specs online. The main is reduced with the presence of the flybridge; further reduced by the mast being shorter than the LOA, and additionally reduced in function by being roller furled behind the mast. This boat can be a great motorsailor, but not a "fully functional" sailboat. Even split-rig sailboats are not normally designed to have their masts shorter than their length.
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I was looking at this boat's photos and specs online. The main is reduced with the presence of the flybridge; further reduced by the mast being shorter than the LOA, and additionally reduced in function by being roller furled behind the mast. This boat can be a great motorsailor, but not a "fully functional" sailboat. Even split-rig sailboats are not normally designed to have their masts shorter than their length.
Yeah the sail area looks pretty puny, but do you think this sail will be enough as a get home system? I'm really looking at this as a sail assisted trawler, and also wanted to use the sail as a steadying system to help fight roll while underway.

Think this would be a good boat to take to the Caribbean?
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Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

We have a 47 Wellington Pilot house. Love it, owned her since 2005. Completely rebuilt in 2012 & 2013. These are a stout boats. We mostly use her as a motor sailor as the wind is always on the nose. On a beam reach she steps out nicely. Extremely comfortable under way. Just left Bahia Del Sol in El Salvador winds we at 24 before I even noticed them. Had the boat in winds of 35 twice. Both times were running down wind, was like sitting in a rocking chair. The Woods Freeman auto pilot never missed a beat. She's not built for speed, she's built for comfort.
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We have a 47 Wellington Pilot house. Love it, owned her since 2005. Completely rebuilt in 2012 & 2013. These are a stout boats. We mostly use her as a motor sailor as the wind is always on the nose. On a beam reach she steps out nicely. Extremely comfortable under way. Just left Bahia Del Sol in El Salvador winds we at 24 before I even noticed them. Had the boat in winds of 35 twice. Both times were running down wind, was like sitting in a rocking chair. The Woods Freeman auto pilot never missed a beat. She's not built for speed, she's built for comfort.
Sounds like a nice boat. Very cool.

This 57 seems big. Have not been on it yet and wondering how to sail it from the flybridge.
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Wellington Pilothouse Motorsailer boat for sale in Ft. Lauderdale United States - Ref: 1903 - YachtWorld.com Mobile
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Looks interesting. I think the sail plan is more of a steady the boat then sail the boat. It will take 15 knots of wind to even move the boat. good luck. My wife thinks we should up size but I am happy where we are. The 47 is a round the world boat with the Bahama draft.
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I would like more info on the 57 also.
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