The point I am making is they are in the middle of the fleet, not as fast as some plastic boats and faster than others. There is no such thing as a light plastic boat which has been lived aboard full time for many years, and the heavier the design, the less off her empty lines loading her up will make her.
No two people will put the same weight of possessions aboard.
Sure. Like you said, it depends though doesn't it??
On how you sail and how you load the boat.
For such use, Bob's boats are ideally suited, which I have pointed out in the past. Mine are far better for full time cruising, and full time living aboard.
Brent some of Bob's boats were designed to be full time cruising boats like your boats, and many are doing just that.
That they are doing it, suggests that their owners believe them to be ideally suited to this, alot of owners actually. Alot of Bob happiness. Your owners find your boats ideally suited. That is also good.
I got stuck in the Port of Bundaberg for several weeks end of 2011, the beginning of cyclone season with boats coming in several a day from New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji.
There sure were steel boats a plenty(if a recall lots of Adams, a couple of Roberts, and a Van de Stadt), also plenty of aluminum OVNI's packed with tanned fit and happy French/Italians who had crossed half the world in their boats. A guy was on his 3rd circumnavigation on a Swan 65. I did also see a Bob Perry designed Saga 43, that had boasted of racking 200nm days again and again coming across the Pacific. All of them seemed to love their boats, all of these boats actually interested me and appealed to me in different ways for different reasons.