Long time lurker....first time post!
I have been looking to buy a wooden sailboat for some time, and have a pretty good idea of the type of design that I am after.
More specifically: traditional, comfortable, ocean capable. I have been looking at Angelman's, which I absolutely love but are hard to find.
Recently, I came across a Tahiti ketch, which was really amazing. My only question is: Do they really sail as bad as some people say?
It seems that the opinions vary greatly between "safe, reliable capable ocean cruiser" to "can't get out of it's own way, uncomfortable rolling motion, etc."
I would like to clarify that speed isn't a big concern to me, as long as it doesn't take an act of God to make it sail!
Could some one shed some light on this?
Also, another slight concern: Planking is Doug Fir, fastened with galvanized fasteners....Does that spell out trouble?
Thanks for your thoughts!