ok, so.. lets say I did make a lateral step from a 20'' sloop to... oh... say... a 20 foot sloop, or a 25, or <insert a size here still not suitable for long term cruising/living aboard>
I have always been a fan of the classic boats. Gaff rigs, topsails, wood, lots and lots of brass. But somewhere something changed.
I''m not sure if it''s time on water, or time doing maintenance, or just time researching what makes boats go... but over time, I''ve found a diffrent type of beauty that speaks to my heart. For example... boats like the mini-transats. OMG what beauty.
So, I know more stupid things about IOR era boats than I''d care to mention. What immediatley pops to mind as bad design ideas implimented simply to beat rules with the current crop of boats? eg: http://www.dixdesign.com/didimini.htm
(ok, I know, a plywood boat isnt gonna be competitave crossing the Atlantic, but I bet it could still clean up on wed nights.
Could one of these still be used for weekending at the islands if someone were to make room for ground tackle? Would it be idiotic to use one for daily use (bear in mind my only motorized transport is a motorcycle which I ride 12 months a year, so my definition of practical is a bit scewed by most definitions)
What makes this a bad boat to have for messing around and having fun in?