Ya it's almost like the designers at Beneteau didn't think about designing in a transom board to block off the cockpit from a following sea.... Except of course they did, and it's built into every boat, and takes seconds to deploy...
And let me points it th to big race boats DONT rely on crew muscle to do anything. You can't the loads are too high. They rely on the best deck design money can buy, and installing the right deck gear, in the right place, for the job. Frankly I find sailing a big ocean sled to be easier than sailing most cruising boats. Where cruising boats install all sorts of stuff to make living on board comfortable racers don't. So you don't have Biminie parts in the way, or potted plants in the cockpit, or tables, or, or, or.Capta - you're kind of all over the place here. So the same conditions that tear away metal work in a cruising boat are okay for a VO70/65 because the crew don't need harnesses, just their pinkies?
Then cruising boats should all be designed for cruising couples over 50 to get pasted in storms?
Sorry, I think this whole debate is a little hysterical.
Nope, can't worship at Dashew's alter. His otherwise incredible FPB 64 isn't safe past 3nm from shore. He designed and installed a sugar scoop, which as we all know makes a boat wholy unsutable for off shore work. Despite being otherwise the best off shore powerboat its size I know.Yeah - but think about your logic Jon. If you really have reservations about the JSD making your boat vulnerable to pooping - and you really want to kneel at the Altar of Dashew - then you (and him) probably should get a boat just like Seraffyn. After all, it seemed to do pretty well in storms, is very, very simple, super old-school, and didn't even have a sugar-scoop transom. And you seem to want a boat like that.