59658Re: Small boat vs. small boat
- Feb 2, 2009Even without racing, faster can be better. If you are sailing
upstream against a current, or in tidal waters against the tide, even
1 kt extra matters. Likewise, ability to sail closer to the wind can
save you quite a bit of time when it's time to return to the dock.
That said, after reviewing various comments on the Net about the
Teal, I've concluded that it's too unstable to trust in anything
close to open water (e.g., gunkholing in Massachusetts bays). Looks
like a fun boat for inland lakes.
> Cathy wrote:Bruce replied:
>> Bruce, having built both the Teal and Tortoise, what would
>> you say are the advantages of the Teal, other than appearance?
>> Does it sail better upwind?
> Sailing 'better' is such a subjective concept. The Teal is probably
> faster, but faster isn't better unless the purpose is racing, or
> transportation getting somewhere quick.
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