Skipper Jack

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  1. Skipper Jack

    Sailing Characteristics - Hallberg Rassy 41

    Thanks for all the comments, especially about the AMEL. Being at present an inland, fresh water sailor, there are limited models and sizes of boats which can make it this far from the ocean, thus the AMEL is a new make to me, and an interesting one at that. "By the Lee", I appreciate the humour.
  2. Skipper Jack

    Hallberg Rassy 41 - Sailing Characteristics

    Slug, I note your other points and this last point is without a doubt a significant part of the decision. Added rigging also means added maintenance costs. Se7en, your post was a good comparison based on observations. Most appreciated. As I have sailed Sloops to this point, I agree with you that Sloops also make good cruisers as well.
  3. Skipper Jack

    Sailing Characteristics - Hallberg Rassy 41

    Neptune shows no favouritism If your male, mine probably look pretty much like yours I suspect. (check out the mirror closest to you.)
  4. Skipper Jack

    Sailing Characteristics - Hallberg Rassy 41

    Considering the Northwest Atlantic (Labrador current) with a summer water temperature of about 50-60F or 10-18C https://www.seatemperature.org/north-america/canada/dartmouth-august.htm windshield etc are desirable options
  5. Skipper Jack

    Hallberg Rassy 41 - Sailing Characteristics

    The HR of interest is cutter rigged. Currently I own a sloop (Bayfield 25) and have been out (intentionally) in 25-30kts several times with serious chop and gusts to 40kts on one occassion in the baby Bayfield. This was a single-handed multiday cruise with the worst wx at night. I've got a bunch of years with the Canadian Navy and have crossed the Atlantic in a small destroyer. I've crossed tridents with King Neptune at the Arctic circle off Norway and chased Icebergs between Labrador and Greenland. I have traversed a hurricane in mid-Atlantic. So, heavy weather or offshore experiences are not issues. My deficits, though many, is that I've never sailed in either a multi-mast or cutter rigged sailboat. All my sailing has been in Sloops from 25-42feet. Thus, the need to come to this 'altar of knowledge' for some insights from the more knowledgable Anarchists.
  6. Skipper Jack

    Hallberg Rassy 41 - Sailing Characteristics

    The sub artic includes northern Quebec and Nunavut and Greenland. Atlantic Provinces ends at the northern tip of Labrador.
  7. Skipper Jack

    Hallberg Rassy 41 - Sailing Characteristics

    Sorry for the confusion on location. Title should have read Canada, "Northwest-Atlantic" (Atlantic provinces and sub arctic)
  8. Hello, I'm new to this forum. Looking to move up to a larger boat possibly to a ketch or yawl. I recently sailed in a Hallberg Rassy 35 (Sloop) and was impressed with the sail characteristics of the vessel. Most of my sailing to this point has been single handing in mid 25-35 foot sloops. I'm in good shape and never afraid of a challenge. Planning to sail my dreamboat in the Canadian Northwest Atlantic with a possible transatlantic in my future. I am considering a Halberg Rassy 41 (Ketch) and would like to know how people feel about single handing such a sailboat. (even if it is not a Rassy). I more interested in getting info on the solo sailing challenges of a ketch. Is a ketch simply too much work for enjoyable single handing? etc
  9. Hello, I'm new to this forum. Looking to move up to a larger boat from a sloop to a ketch or yawl. I recently sailed in a Hallberg Rassy 35 and was impressed with the sail characteristics of the vessel. Most of my sailing to this point has been single handing in a mid 25-35 foot sloops. I'm in good shape and never afraid of a challenge. Planning to sail my dreamboat in the Canadian Northwest Atlantic with a possible transatlantic in my future. I am considering a HR41 (Ketch) and would like to know how people feel about single handing such a sailboat.