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Re: LOA vs LWL, looking for a boat
You haven't said how you intend to use the boat. I learned way back that 'livability' was pretty much the MOST important factor when I was looking for a liveaboard ocean cruising boat. I didn't care if it was fast or slow, if it was comfortable while sailing or at anchor.
However, if I was looking for a daysailer/weekender, with possibly a week or two cruise a year, the one of Nat's designs would suit me perfectly. Lots of varnish for the wife to keep her busy and keep her from nagging me about what I had to do, and the prettiest thing in any marina or anchorage.
It's all about what one wants to use their boat for.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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