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Sailing Characteristics - Hallberg Rassy 41

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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.

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vou're better off posing this question in Cruising Anarchy..............

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Old, modest performing but extremely solid boats. Good choice for longer term cruising across oceans or high latitudes - with emphasis on the "cruising".

Would be dissatisfying to try to sail in light air. There was a Rasmus 35 docked across from me a few years ago - had high engine hours in this light air area.

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...story was in the eighties that early hulls were chopper-gun-only-layup...

you might want to check on that...

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Never sailed one .

 

 The design looks great for cruising..  center cockpit with a proper windshield, big fuel and water tanks, dingy davits, robust anchor handling gear, double headstay upwind jib, and a big reaching sail ...

 

The French built Amel, Super Marmu , is another boat to look at.  Very well concieved and built .   populat among global cruisers. 

 

also remember that today is a buyers market...drive a hard bargain...particulay with older yachts that will require substantial  refit to bring back into specification .  Most yacht equipment has a 10 year servicelife

 

 

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These and the Amel are shit cruising boats. If you feel that cruising requires windshields, center cockpits, big tanks and massive anchoring gear and davits, then you should ditch the masts and sails and get yourself a power boat.

 

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These and the Amel are fine cruising boats. If you feel that cruising requires windshields, center cockpits, big tanks and massive anchoring gear and davits, then you will find lots of people happily cruising who also like these boats.

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And Moon continues his unbroken record of providing negative value.

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8 hours ago, monsoon said:

If you feel that cruising requires windshields, center cockpits, big tanks and massive anchoring gear and davits,

Considering the Northwest Atlantic (Labrador current) image.png.1f55661c51da7a496be4010f5ad50b98.png

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

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Don’t worry, he’s Anglican - they’re the sensible ones - tits will come.

A 41’ ketch will have sailing gear comparable in size and loads to a 35’ yacht. If you’ve been used to smaller yachts, then 41 ketch is probably a sensible safe max. It’s still got a lot of space & weight for one person though. The Amel posted above makes a great cruiser, but I’d doubt for a single hander. Maybe a 39’ Amel Sharki at $65k would be better than a 53’ boat at $350k? This one on yachtworld is in the French Med - bring her home in a rally as part of the adventure?

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4 hours ago, By the lee said:

This guy gets a pass just because he's a priest? 

Neptune shows no favouritism

4 hours ago, By the lee said:

Show us some tits, Father:unsure:

If your male, mine probably look pretty much like yours I suspect. (check out the mirror closest to you.) :lol:

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