What! I'm flummoxed by the title of this post. It's just utter nonsense, Joe! I know that you are dumbfounded, but some folks actually love to sail classics like the International 12 designed by George Cockshott. Imagine that?
George from the Gorge was told by the folks in the peanut gallery to make me an offer that I can't refuse. I really don't want to go swimming with the fishes so it's most likely that I'll be singing praises to the Almighty Aero in the near future. Goodbye, Dear Triak, you were my first choice for my next boat. But like many who came before you, you're now at the bottom of the sea with all the other cool boats.The last thing I want to do is buy another dead boat.....Force 5.....Banshee.
Does this mean I won't have a cupholder? Will I really join Team Tillerman?
"I know what it is to gently heel the boat and feel it come up towards the wind steering the boat with the smallest movement of a leg. I have also experienced the pleasure of fine reaching in four inches of water and felt the bow wave lift me over a sandy spit." - Dylan Winter
No rudder, centerboard, daggerboard or leeboards, can clear 4 inches and steers with your leg. Bloody brilliant!
Eh, what the heck. I wanted to go for a swim anyway.
C. A. Marchaj -"To be seaworthy, a vessel must be able to defend herself against the incursion and peril of the sea."and"A competitive approach to sailing: above all, speed. Relatively small, overcanvassed and overpowered boats, suffering a notorious lack of stability, dominate the contemporary racing scene."
Beetle Cat Daysailer The Beetle Cat Boat is a twelve-foot, gaff-rigged wooden catboat designed by John Beetle in 1921 and originally built by the Beetle family of New Bedford, MA, famous for their whaleboats.