Re: Blank gauntlet II
Thank you, these are exactly the questions I need to ask. You just
put then in a much more concise way than I would have phrased them.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Christopher Wetherill <wetherillc@...>
> I would want four questions answered before I departed coastal waters.
> First, is the ballast sufficient to right the boat after a knockdown?
> It is embarrassing to capsize in Cape Cod Bay, but life threatening in
> the Gulf Stream. Second, is the structure sufficient to hold together
> in a heavy sea? Third, If a wave breaks on the cockpit, how much will
> get inside? Fourth, will the leeboards take the abuse? These are all
> reasonable questions for PCB&F since you must buy the plans from them
> Personally, I would be very nervous about this. This is mostly because
> the lightest vessel I have done this in displaced about 4 times what
> this one does.
> Steven DAntonio wrote:
> > Has anyone built a black gauntlet II recently? I was just wondering
> > how it handles and whether it could be used as an open water vessel.
> > I know open water is kind of a vague term and a lot depends on the
> > skill of the sailor. But lets say I wanted to make the winter trip
> > from Gloucester, MA to St Croix (after the fall storm season is over).
> > I was originally thinking of a breakdown schooner for this, but the
> > gauntlet has recently caught my eye. Of course I still have 14 years
> > till I retire, so there is plenty of time for me to change my mind
> > Thanks
> > Steven