This long keeler was always said by her most famous skipper to have an uncomfortable motion:
have a read of Sir Francis's books; he comes over as a brilliant navigator rather than sailor, but with an indomitable spirit I for one would not fancy going up against!- Try 'The Loneley Sea And The Sky', IMO one of the best books ever written - and there's a bit where he mentions working as a stoker and flattening someone who picked on him; Sir Francis was a fairly small chap,but then so was Nelson !
Also try the book 'Gypsy Moth Circles The World' if referring to keel & hull designs, but 'The Lonely Sea And The Sky' is the all time classic,IMO of course but I know others who agree.
Formerly known as colmce.
I have sailed lots of types of yachts offshore. I love my 3/4 of a long keel yacht because she was a low cost yacht to buy and my wife liked her as did I.
I can't be bothered with comparisons to be honest. If one doesn't know what they are buying when committing to a yacht, then more fool them.
Its a plain fact obvious for all to see and read that many styles of hull sail very well and are very seaworthy in all sorts of conditions.
I have this feeling though that folks who buy expensive things are rarely going to say that they feked up e.g. my long keel / fin keel is sh it, my Oyster is actually quite ugly and not as good a build quality as I thought and looks quite similat to other yachts that cost at least £200k less than mine and sail better. Rather, they will defend their choice.
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I've always thought that the main advantage of a long-keeler was that it gave you an excellent excuse for c**king up your berthing