Originally Posted by gavpeg
Hi Swagman, Thank you for that the boat i am looking at is already converted so ready to go just wondered if they are as stable safe and comfortable as a dedicated cruiser thanks for your reply
Cheers Gav P
Hello everyone, I've been lurking for awhile and recently decided to register. First, I hope it's OK to just jump in and give my opinion, I'm not all that sure of the etiquette on these forums. I've read a lot of threads on the board and found many of them useful. I thought I might have something to add here, or not.
Anyway, my two cents on this topic: "stable, safe and comfortable", no, debatable, and no.
It's obviously going to be lighter than a cruising boat, hence less stable, comfort is relative but boats built for cruising are "generally" going to be more comfortable than boats built for racing. Safety is the tough one. While I personally prefer a full keel, there are a lot of sailors out there extolling the virtues of being able to go faster and short tack easier.
This is an area that you can't substitute other peoples advice for your own practical experience.