I'm wondering if I can get some quick feedback from folks on the Freedom 36/38 line
. I have picked over most of the threads that have discussed the somewhat unusual freestanding rig
design, and that is mostly what people seem to talk about when they talk about these boats. I think I have made my peace with that aspect of the design.
What I am really curious about now is overall safety and stability. When I look at the stats and plug numbers into some of the publicly available sailing calculators, the boats come back with some disquieting numbers... high frequency roll period, high g acceleration, low comfort factor, a capsize screen over 2.
I have tried to find more commentary on how these things sail and people generally say that they sail well, but I haven't been able to find anything about how comfortable they are. I found one comment from one owner that suggested his was a little rolly, but that's it. My wife is super susceptible to getting seasick, so it's a real concern for us.
My question is, are these as uncomfortable as the numbers suggest, or is there something about the design that makes the formulas less useful with freestanding carbon fiber masts? Can anyone comment on how rough they ride in heavy seas?