Re: ideal sailboat for low wind regions
This has not been my observation in direct comparison to other types I have tried in addition to the Swampscotts I have built or owned or used. In fact, the more experience I have gained, the less I am willing to settle for the compromises of a dory.
Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes
And as far as the video goes, I've beaten a Core Sound in light airs in Rowan just fine too. That's not the regime that a planing hull is optimized for, so it doesn't prove squat. It is in the all-around qualities of flat-bottomed, hard chine boats where I find the most compromising compromises.
Last edited by James McMullen; 08-04-2012 at 07:26 PM.
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!