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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
Where I am, draft is NOT an issue. Most of the time within a KM of shore my depth sounder does not work! THere are some shoal area's, generally speaking few and far between. Most folks here would not buy a CB or shoal draft boat. THose designs in general would bring a negative value to the boat, unlike the east coast of NA. If I could get another 6" to 6' on my current boat, I would be happy! That is a foot over Brians min and he has 12 more feet of boat than I do. I could not imagine 5' of draft on a 40' boat. 7-8' min, no issues!
The problem here, is you are going against usually a min 2-4 knot tide, if the wind is bucking it, you are goin upwind, it gets UGLY!! short steep chop! so one needs a boat that will handle this style of upwind work, along with going back down wind. THere is NO reaching in this part of the world. or very very short time frames.One needs a boat that will do up and down wind work.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!