Books and Ends

My book purchases arrived.  The encyclopedia has some chapters on design and a breakdown of a few different models for comparison.  I am hoping to pickup some details to help understand what makes an offshore boat.

Kretschmer’s list of sailboats for a serious ocean has 26 entries. If you focus on boats less than or equal to 40 feet feet and exclude the two catamarans, you end up with an even ten. Of those ten boats five of them are canoe stern double enders. That’s a big percentage.

I think about how to handle a passerelle or get in and out from the stern. What about mounting a Monitor or Cape Horn wind vane? I have seen examples of the wind vane installation and/or a swim ladder, but it seems awkward.

Must not forget the adage that all boats are compromises.

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