Re: A discussion ...."Marie Michon" ?
On the first point - you can say that again! I have very little experience of the mass produced commodity yachts, but a ride up the Wallet, wind over tide, in a friend's Janneau was a revelation in the other direction!
Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett
On the second - entirely agree. I shall never forget my first trip in the pilot cutter "Kindly Light" when I was about 15. Only a "ferry" trip from Portsmouth to Cowes, under power and in the dark. The enchantment of that deep, plain, comfortable cabin with it's single oil lamp turned down low and the delightful contrast with the rather black and unforgiving night outside lives with me still.
Our own boat, incidentally, although not of this type, behaves very much like a Hillyard in a seaway. Having sailed both in an 8 tonner and a 14 tonner of that breed (the latter through some of the biggest seas I have ever encountered in a sailing boat) I've been quite struck with the similarities.
Last edited by downthecreek; 05-20-2009 at 05:45 AM.
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