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  1. I could see me in this with an unpainted aluminum hull and white superstructure, maybe when I turn 80. It would look very purposeful while still pleasing to the eye. Sh*t! I'd have to start now to see it finished in time!
  2. IMO, Feather takes the sweepstakes under the original poster's design parameters. Just lose the I/O. I'd love to learn more about her.
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    Understanding how a boat sails before buying it

    With an eye toward what to buy in the future, I would absolutely rely on opinions in this forum from those with experience with the boat you are contemplating and I would make a point of contacting other owners in my area and asking for opportunities to sail with them and find out if that's the boat for you. I bet the number of skippers who decline will be miniscule.
  4. Good for you, Socal. Assuming your trawler has a crane you can have the option of a sailing tender on the cabin top? That would be my solution. It's funny, but very much like Crash said upthread, my wife has lost her enthusiasm for sailing and we are talking about a lady who loved, and I mean LOVED, going out on our 33 footer in 40 kts. The odd thing is she won't tolerate a power boat or cat because she still loves sailboats, just not sailing. Our saving grace is our kids are avid sailors and our daughter's husband is very experienced so the wife is still motivated to go out just to enjoy being out with them. And the daughter has already planned out the steps to start our new grandaughter out right from the git go, so we won't be selling our boat any time soon.
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    Lusting on Yachtworld

    So much to like but I'm not a fan of the hogged shear. I suppose I could get used to it after a couple of 200 nm days in the trades, though.
  6. kinardly

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Well, yuh, designed to a box rule.
  7. kinardly

    Sailing downwind

    Gotta be a troll. And it worked.
  8. kinardly

    Lusting on Yachtworld

    To me, speed is only part of the story. I’ll admit I’m not really a cruising sailor. Most of my sailing Is day trips with a couple of overnighters and maybe a week in Catalina, so My wife and I are heavily focused on the sensory elements of sailing and there is where we have been disappointed with cats. When you sit up so high above the water on top of those hulls you lose much of that sensation that makes sailing so special. Now, trimarans are much better in this regard but I understand they have their own motion issues with running before a quartering swell and finding a place to berth one big enough to cruise a family in Southern California is a real drawback.
  9. kinardly

    Lusting on Yachtworld

    OK, I'll take one.
  10. kinardly

    Coolboats to admire

    The redhead looks like she doesn't shave her legs. Or is that just the result of constricted circulation in her calves?
  11. kinardly

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It's a shame. Was definitely pretty once. Not my kind of sailboat but certainly had that yachty vibe.
  12. kinardly

    Coolboats to admire

    And I thought it was All Black. Ah, well....
  13. kinardly

    Lusting on Yachtworld

    Stylish, very definitely. But I object to the loose use of the term "performance catamaran". To me it looks like a very expensive, very heavy floatabago. Can you even have a performance cat without dagger boards?
  14. How much time and MMUs are you willing to spend on an older boat? Car Crash shared a link in another topic to a Yachtworld listing on an Ericson 46 up in the Bay Area. I had one for nine years and really loved the design and layout. You can actually single hand this one quite well. It's pretty much the same helm, cockpit and belowdecks layout as mine but don't even think about it unless you can spend another $50K and maybe the next year or so as it's bound to have issues. Two staterooms, two heads, huge galley and that saloon can convert to a four double berth dormitory which I often did for assorted nieces and nephews on Catalina trips. PM me if you have an interest.