Sorry, haven't got any medical crap to sell. Just wanted to bother you all again with another silly boat query.
I've been thinking about the Hinemoa again lately. Basically, if I have to go small (cheaper/faster to have professionally built, and then to maintain), then the Hinemoa seems a good option. It has more room inside and out (I'd make her slightly beamier) when compared with the Tiki 21, and I like the idea of having something a bit more 'robust/rugged'.
I was just wondering about her performance (wing-sail rigged of course) against, say, a Tiki 21. I'm aware of the 200 odd Kg difference in weight, but just how much do you guys reckon that would slow it down? Could that extra weight be a bit of a benefit, e.g. in a chop(inertia)? I read in Tom Jones' book (Multihull Voyaging) about how they found the boat slow in light airs, and could only make perhaps 1 1/2 knots to windward in a seaway. How would this compare with a Tiki 21?
Anyway, as usual I'd welcome all inputs.
BTW - My Ulua build (*scottyscanoe.blogspot.com) is still progressing, albeit at a glacial pace (hence the decision to go professional next time).