You are very welcome to this thread
. I will share some comments about the 12.50, but it seems to me that you have more to offer to this thread about the Pogo than me. So please post your detailed comments about that 1200 mile voyage with the Pogo 40:
Typical speeds with different kind of winds (upwind and downwind), sailing comfort (explain better the bumby comment: upwind? downwind? with short wave? with any waves?). It was the racing or the cruising version?
Regarding the single tiller (all the other Pogos have dual tillers) it seems to me like a way of clearing space on the cockpit. Of course the tiller has to have a big stick (extension) to be handle from both sides of the boat. I don't know if that will make it less sensible (it should at some extent). I believe I would prefer the dual tiller system. If it works better on the racing boats I cannot understand why they have opted for a single one. Perhaps price contention
Regarding the insulation, this boat is made with a double skin with expanded polyester as a core (including the deck). Expanded polyester is a very good insulator. I don't know how thick it is that core, but it will offer a far better insulation than a single skin. If you are interested in a cruiser-racer, I doubt the insulation on one of those would be much better than in The Pogo (maybe in some expensive boats, like X yachts or Grand-Soleil that have also dual skin hulls and also interior surfaces with foam behind).
How about the insulation on that 40 Pogo? I mean that comment of yours:
Condensation everywhere is related with that experience?
I believe you get condensation in small spaces if the interior is a lot warmer than the outside if there are people inside (that creates humidity) and there is no ventilation. I believe the answer to that is one of those Webasto pulse air heater coupled with a good air circulation. If you are in a car without ventilation in winter you will get condensation in a very short period of time. But if you connect the heater (blowing hot air), the condensation will go away quickly.
Pogo has an air heater of that kind among the few options
I am waiting for the stability curve, when I have it, I will post it here. I believe that the boat will have a decent AVS and a good reserve stability.
I have received information about the different ballasts and keels. Has it was to be expected all give a similar stability to the boat (RM curve).
The boat can come with a swing keel ( 1,2/3m) with a ballast of 2250kg, a fixed keel with 3m and a ballast of 1830kg and a fixed keel with 2.20m and a ballast of 2250kg.
Waiting for your comments on the Pogo 40