57984Re:Weston Martyr - Not for $200 nor Millionaire - but how much?
- Jul 2, 2008Having spent a thousand nights or so aboard Loose Moose 2 at anchor (
and another thousand or so on our Jessie Cooper) I think that it is
important to point out that the various square Bolger cruising boats
(As 29,LM2 and suchlike)roll much less than their more shapely brethren...
It was often a great surprise to our round bilge friends that when
they were visiting LM2 that the boat rolled so little and that our
comfort level in rolly anchorages was much better.
Of course if you use the example of a cracker box on a table being
less rolly than a coke bottle on its side it might give you a bit of
insight as to the why of it.
The other misconception is being narrow that rolling is more while our
experience is that narrow to a point translates into up and down
motion with the swell rather than side to side motion against..
For sure there were more than a few nights that we were in anchorages
that were uncomfortable but that is simply part of the whole sailing
living on a boat gig...If there was no downside everyone would be
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