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  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Hallberg Rassy 41 - Sailing Characteristics

    The sub artic includes northern Quebec and Nunavut and Greenland. Atlantic Provinces ends at the northern tip of Labrador.
  6. Hallberg Rassy 41 - Sailing Characteristics

    Sorry for the confusion on location. Title should have read Canada, "Northwest-Atlantic" (Atlantic provinces and sub arctic)
  7. 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
  8. 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.