Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: new england
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re: What made you buy your boat?
I've had multiple boats so have run into multiple problems through the years. I have never owned a new until now. I'm retiring this year and wife in 2. I'm 6' - she's 4'10". I've had:
Keel bolt problems- want encapsulated keel.
Like to go fast- want efficient bulbed keel.
Had pedants break and center boards jam- want fixed keel of reasonable draft.
Broken fingers going forward to reef and need boat set up to single- want lines brought aft.
Had very scary time when an in mast furled jammed- Dutchman with single line for first two double for third reef.
Scared of main halyard breaking with huge amount of sail on deck with leisure furl- ditto.
Have been caught out even with weather routing - baby stay for storm jib
Been on other rigs but Solent best for mom and pop
Winches powered but boat set up so everything works with no power.
Interior customized for multiple hand holds that fit both of us.exterior customized so she can reach everything
7 berths- 5 true sea berths behind mast.
All the comforts of a home as we are living on it.
Solid hull- no delamination worries easy to fix back to original strength .good design with multiple 200+ m days.
No wood no varnish
Synthetic core in deck- no water migration
Fully glassed in bulkheads- no creaks& groans
Watertight bulkhead forward- boat safer than raft
Traditional teak and pleasing colors inside- lowers stress
Views from inside- nice and light
Centerized tankage with multiple integral tanks- no maintenance, have water/ fuel if one bad, improved gyradius
Hate cold/ wet- hard dodger
Hate engine noise- 2 d400 and solar panels on hard Bimini for juice, parasailor for light air
As Nate says white or the wrong color
Yes I love my boat- spend a lot of time thinking it through and listening to others. More important wife loves it too.
Last edited by outbound; 03-23-2014 at 10:50 AM.