Speaking of followup
TDW was nice enough to set me to rights. I've dropped in from time to time while I was busy moderating over on A-S.. Just decided to better focus my limited time in one place. I also needed to get away from the politics and b.s. that comes with forums of any type.
Yep, MMR and I went back to the mono hull side.
The reasons were many and varied - let me say first of all that there is nothing at all wrong with the Gemini it does everything it is designed to do.
We decided we wanted a heavier boat that could carry a cruising load without significant performance hits.
This Irwin 38 Mk II center cockpit is an immaculatly maintained dock queen with an barrier coated bottom, 600 hours on the 25 year old Yanny 44 and lots of custom comfort type upgrades - at a steal of a deal. We've been looking, we decided to leap.
We decided that our cruising kitty would spit less hair balls if the boat was paid for versus still making payments.
When we took it out for a sea trial she held 45-50 off the wind doing 5.1 in a steady 8 (knots). The first time she heeled over (after we fell off to raise sails) MMR actually sighed with relief to be feeling one with the boat again. Gemini's being only 14 feet wide do in fact heel, but don't have the same feel.
BTW, Gemini's hold their value quite well thank you.
I'll be around, lots of upgrades and fiddling to talk about.