So, we we’re still talking about the Laura Cove 28…
What’s to like?
- It’s got a very roomy interior and a lot of storage area for its size.
- It would be both simple and quick to build.
- It would not cost an arm and a leg in the process.
- The lug rig is simple, powerful and cheap.
- It’s towable.
- It has real shoal draft.
What’s not to like?
- It’s still a 28-foot boat and, while bigger than one might expect, packing in long range cruising gear, provisions, and the tools needed to make a living will be problematic.
- It has a really small cockpit.
- Like just about every other boat designed in the last twenty years or so, no real provisions or cunning plans to make all of the needful stuff (solar panels/wind generators/gas generator/self steering/dive gear/misc stuff that winds up on deck as a clutterfuck) integral to the mix.
Think about all that for a bit.
Next up will get into the nitty gritty…