||11-24-2007 12:21 PM
As others have said, "Welcome".
I am sure you will find this forum a useful source of konowledga and inspiration. Feel welcome and free to ask for any advice you need. There are many very knowledgable people contributing to this friendly forum.
I too am the exceedingly proud owner of a 27 feet l.o.a. monohull. Nausikaa is solid and seaworthy and capable of undertaking almost any voyage. A sister ship sailed from Sweden to Australia and another has crossed the Atlantic no less than 6 times. IMHO, better a small, solid seaworthy boat than a floating gin palace. Also, from a point of view of seaworthiness, better a smaller boat which you can afford to maintain well than a larger one which is lacking in maintenance due to economic constraints.
One of my main reasons for having a 27 footer is that I can choose to sail her myself or take a crew along. She is not too big for solo-sailing and not too small to have space for a couple of friends either.
Enjoy your sailing and enjoy this forum
Aye // Stephen