Elorn has caught my eye and is described as being inspired by Norwegian Faerings and American Peapods. I am looking for a very seaworthy rowing/sailing boat that I can easily launch singlehanded (from a beach) and which will row easily and fast with one rower and still sail well. The boat may also have to cope with 2-3m swells and 20kt winds on occasions as I run for home
This boat looks the business and according to Francois it is well suited to this role. I would welcome the learned opinion of forumites as to how they think it might fare.
I have also looked at the:
Matinicus Double-Ender by Walt Simmons - may not sail so well?
Tirrik/Arctic Tern - good sailors but slower single rowers?
Harrier - good sailor but slower single rower?
Phoenix 111 by Ross Lillistone - new design so no real feedback yet?
Walkabout by John Welsford - may not sail so well and untested?
Youkou Lili by Francois Vivier - too large to row well with one person?
I would welcome any thoughts about how Elorn might compare in such company and whether my thoughts about the above boats are correct.
ps. I would just like to add that Francois Vivier is a pleasure to correspond with and real gentleman to boot. Following my enquiries about various boats his replies have always been polite, prompt, informed and honest, which is really refreshing in this day and age!