Sounds resonable. Same setup we had on the J/111 before trying to get into the proper IRC class by getting under 1.100.Gentlemen, I apologize but I made a typo. A2 is 150m2, Code 5 is 90m2.
Standard alu rig is coming from Z-Spars while carbon mast is an option and is being built by Axxon.
Having lived with an 8.5’ draft for 20 years, it can clear your sinuses at times, and lead to longer courses, but the sailing qualities are beguiling, upwind and down.Wow, an 8 foot 4 inch keel! That's going to limit owners a bit, and make over road transport a pain (at least here in the US). I couldn't tell from your description, but is the keel bolted and glued or just bolted? Being able to drop the keel for transport or repair would be handy.
Being a predominantly fresh-water sailor I've never had to consider this. How much of a problem is it really?Moveable keels are fun until you get marine growth in them. I’ve wondered about the Pogo style swing keel- are they designed and built to crunch growth with no damage?
Depends where you are, what design movable appendages, and what kind of anti fouling you’re allowed. I move the tiller at least once a week, and even then, it can be crunchy. What with COVID, a diver is a good thing.Being a predominantly fresh-water sailor I've never had to consider this. How much of a problem is it really?
Growth in rudder bearings god fucking damn that sucks. The growth happening here at the moment is insane, the guys racing I catch them cleaning their bottoms WEEKLY.Depends where you are, what design movable appendages, and what kind of anti fouling you’re allowed. I move the tiller at least once a week, and even then, it can be crunchy. What with COVID, a diver is a good thing.
Oh I have always cleaned weekly. I don't have an articulating keel but the diver manages to keep the growth out of the folding prop gears without any trouble.Growth in rudder bearings god fucking damn that sucks. The growth happening here at the moment is insane, the guys racing I catch them cleaning their bottoms WEEKLY.
You all can bring your boats here to Charleston, we'll have none of that Covid restriction crap and it's an awesome place!well, honestly I am happy with the decision. Boat shows are there to meet people, talk to them, show them the boat and generally forge contacts and relations. However, this year, this would not be possible. The organizers are not listening to exhibitors and are pushing their agenda. Among other the entrance will be allowed only to vaccinated or those who recovered from covid19 withing 6months. Access to the boat will be limited, basically, invited only, exhibitors will have to follow disinfection protocols, wearing FFP2 class mask will be mandatory for the whole duration. Thank you, but no, thank you. I do not see apoint in going there. Fortunately the entire Groupe Beneteau decided and cancelled participation. Among other brands that took same decision are Dragonfly, X-yachts, entire Hanse group (Hanse, Dehler, ...) Oyster. And that was just the beginning. Followed suit was Beneteau Group (Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Prestige, etc), Fountain Pajot Group/Dufour as well as most of Italian brands - Solaris, Grand Soleil, Swan and Italia Yachts.
For us, this is good as we will launch the boat in Adriatic in second half of January, plus we can shift more resources in building the boat #2 and complete her too in mid February.