Plenty of time to build and prepare... When Alzheimer strikes and strengths fades, a single string under the gate and over the horizon. (Upside is a cheap funeral at sea with regional exposure and no obit payment.)
We're actually not far apart on this. Your right, as spec'd a 109 would be hard pressed to hang on the hook with 4 folks for more than about 2 days. And you'd need ice or have to run the engine to keep the reefer cold, and showers? Maybe the salt water kind .
But we spent a week on the Bay with 5 of us on the boat. Never more than 1 night in a row at anchor. General rule was liquid waste went overboard (when not in port/at anchor). Solid waste went in the tank as there just wasn't that much room.
The boat is optimized for racing and day sailing. All I was trying (maybe not very effectively) to say was that it could be outfitted for cruising. It sure has a lot more volume available then say a Hinckley B-40. You'd just have to set it up that way. And you'd have to do without some of the stuff you could bring along on your C42. Or have a friend with a C42 and raft up with them everywhere
Huh, never heard that. Owned one for 4 years. No issues and solid as a rock. Got the fix notice after we sold it, but never had any issues or indications of one. I know the fix only addressed the US TPI built boats. The French boats weren't affected. I'd get back on one in a heartbeat...