Princess 22 Design Praise
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:34 PM
The Princess has a balanced helm that will alow her to sail herself. I can set sail and leave the helm for extended periods of time even in heavy winds. I have never had a boat capable of this. The fact that her motor sits in a well keeps the prop in the water even in rough conditions. Last night I had breaking waves four feet high and my prop never spun out.
The only weakness I have found is her slow tacking through the wind. The hull design and the keelsome slows her considerably through the wind but once around she accelerates great. Downwind she extremely fast. Pull up the centerboard and sail by the lee and she soars. I have hit 10 mph surfing down some waves in Espiritu Santos Bay.
Graham has done an incredible job designing this boat. If you are looking for a buildable boat that will flat sail, take good care of you, has lots and lots of storage, is extremely stable, in the 22 foot range, the Princess 22 is your boat.
Maybe one day I'll go for the 26.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:51 PM
Good job, David!
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