Break, curse, fix, repeat
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
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Re: Heavy duty cruiser come into the shop...
Wow, what a boat. There are several Fisher's in Friday Harbor and I know one of the owners pretty well. They love her, and accept her failings and enjoy her strengths. They cruise north when they can. It is easy to see why they would have a passionate following. Old school reliable.
My vessel is more a sailing type than a Fisher, but is roughly in this class. I know that I am perfectly happy and safe being out in the Straits of Georgia with a 30+ knot SE wind on a beam reach, when virtually no one else is around. Having been in those conditions a few times on a chartered Hunter, OMG what a difference. Those flat bottomed floating condos are great for parties and holding drinks, but when the sea surface is clapotis and the wind screaming, give me something meant for rough seas.
Wish I were able to get up to Bellingham to see her out of the water, and to see what you do for her! It is true that one of their struggles is having a rudder much too small in comparison with her keel length.
Bainbridge Island, WA
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