Mike (multimarine) did a good job with the L7. Put an extended L7 mast on my F242 to try to make it work better in light wind (didn't work, by the way; F242 was still a dog in light breeze--most Corsairs are). Currently, the best tri for $ is the used L7 Mundt is selling (or one of the others if you can find one). But "best" is subjective. When I was younger, my F242 was the best boat (but I wanted an F31); then a triak was fun since it was SOOOO simple but then it is hard to sit in one spot for hours as you get older; the the Getaway was the best boat, but I never felt safe from capsize, I probably was, but a gust from nowhere and whoosh. Now a SeaRail. Truth, best sailing boat I've ever owned, but it is a chore to get into and out of the water.The L7 is the answer! Mine even has an easier mast to raise!
Believe it. I don't make up shit. The Getaway molds were out of shape by this past fall. They could no longer get good parts out of the mold.Hard to believe since they made new moulds in 2017 with reverse bows.
He was 100% wrong.The Windrider has a keel to serve in the same manner as a daggerboard. For whatever reason the boat just doesn't sail close to weather. Otherwise it's a hell of a boat. A few years back I suggested to Dean that a redesign might in order - something that appeared and looked more modern. He said he didn't think it needed that
Suggest you build your mast, then look for something to put under it. I suspect that mongoose will set you back 50 to 100K US$. Half that and 3 years if you do it yourself.That Mongoose is beautiful and looks a lot like what I have in mind. Did George provide plans? CAD? How are you going about it? Material choices? The aft beam could easily be curved to bring it further back. Re the mast, I've been communicating with Mike Waters, I like his wing mast construction system. He really wants me to go for a W17 or W22. Stayed or unstayed mast is still up for debate but definitely a wing mast. Reason for unstayed is primarily to make it self-feathering and easy to drop, I have a system in mind that's a modification of Rafi Francke's Cat2Fold. We had a 72 ft wing stick with a 2 ft cord on Fleetwing and she scared the bejesus out of other anchored boats when she went sailing on her own anytime the breeze picked up. I remember being anchored in Bimini harbor when a blow came through, she cleared our area pretty quickly when other boats saw this 34 ft wide monster barreling towards them!
Have you priced out such a thing? I contacted locally and was quoted 20K US$ but he could only make it wider and longer than any slip in my local marina; so I'd have to get a double slip at nearly $1K a month. Pretty costly for a 20 foot day sailboat. Even then, I'd have to figure out how to winch on and winch off--easier to trailer sail. But If I could get one made "right size", it would be do'able, sorta.if you're keeping it in the water I'd highly recommend any variation of the "floating" dock.