11 hours ago, B dock said:
Here is recently released video on board
This just shows to me that this design and this specimen are not as well thought-through as previous designs. Also: that video is not convincing at all.
Example: when Jeff Johnstone claims how great it would be to sit in 20 kts of wind under a dodger, punching a chart plotter on the back of the cabin.
Than: cut to the next scene. Stuart Johnstone 'tries' a single-handed tack and you can see how far back he is behind the winches even with the tiller extension, that will also always get in the way of the main sheet in this setup. So to single-hand this, I need an auto-pilot, right?
'Tacking through 75 degrees'? Hard to imagine if you have to let go of your tiller. And if I wanted to spend that amount of money to sail something with 'just the mainsail' I would buy me something with just a mainsail.
Bonus: I absolutely don't get the below. It's cramped, untidy (mind you: this being the marketing head making a video here!), cables and tubes everywhere, shrouds and screws waiting to punch your head. That starbord settee is there for what? When you want to change your shoes?
Honestly: you would not believe this is the yard that brought the J/111 to a worldwide success after looking at this, in my view.
I believe a J/100 in a good condition would be a superior choice.