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|09-13-2007 01:47 PM|
Originally Posted by paulsilva View Post
You don't buy a ketch to win round the buoys races, generally. You buy one because the split sail plan allows you to have a more appropriate amount of sail up for given conditions, and the generally smaller sails are easier for a couple to handle. It's great in light air reaching as well if you can rig both an asymmetrical spin and a mizzen staysail...you'll have the same sail area as a sloop 30% larger but spread out on smaller masts.
|09-13-2007 10:14 AM|
Going to go boat shopping
My wife and I are going to take another look at the Stamas today. Have found more info on her and did some calaulations, Capsize ratio and comfort ratio excellent PHRF not bad. Would still like to know how she points.
|09-13-2007 08:13 AM|
I sent an email to them a week ago, however no reply yet. Killarney thamks for PHRF ratings.
|09-12-2007 07:58 PM|
A few PHRF comparisons
I checked ratings for New England (their list is pretty comprehensive) and found the following for a range of cruising-oriented boats of various types:
Stamas 44 132
Hylas 44 108
Hans Christian 41 162
C&C 44 57
Bristol 45.5 117
Morgan 44 144
Faster than some, slower than some but not a slug
|09-12-2007 07:50 PM|
|uspirate||I guess no one here is familiar with the boat, i would refer you to post #20 and contact them regarding your question. good luck|
|09-12-2007 07:26 PM|
Thanks to all above
It was a great lesson from all, however the topic at hand. Does anyone know about a Stamas 44 designed by Bob Johnson from Island traded? I love the boat, however I would like to know how she sails? I now own a Sadler 34 (British Boat) She has done a transatlantic crossing and is a great boat. I would like to get a centercockpit to sail from Massachusetts to the Carribean to live on during the winters in comfort. I have looked at many, but have found few that are built and live as well as the Stama, only 24 were made. I am most interested in how she sails to weather and how sea kindly she is.
|09-12-2007 04:35 PM|
|PBzeer||TJ - it's one of my many failings, that I actually try to stick to the subject. May be genetic, or something|
|09-12-2007 04:13 PM|
Found this site about a couple with a Stamas 44 Ketch. Looks like they have been crusing for the last couple of years. There is a link to contact them, they should be able to provide the information you are looking for.
|09-12-2007 03:41 PM|
Originally Posted by PBzeer View Post
I wish I could help but I never heard of a Stamas.
|09-12-2007 03:36 PM|
|PBzeer||Any vessel, should reflect it's intended usage. You say, liveaboard, but in what context? Full time at a dock? Cruising? Occasional crusing? Those are some things you need to decide, before deciding on a boat.|
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