Here are the numbers for these vessels:
|Brewer 12.8||Reliance 44||Ericson 36c|
The Brewer is the most liveable, and a capable passage maker. By its numbers, the Reliance is the best passage maker of all the boats we've considered, and by a long shot. The Ericson is a respectable little boat, feels about half as capable and liveable, but also costs about half what the others do, which is a big point in its favor.
Aside from working and own-schooling full-time, we are pushing on 6 fronts of this project now:
- buying a boat
- finding a place to live for a couple months in Florida should we succeed
- finding a place to live for a few months on Puget Sound otherwise
- figuring out what we'll keep and fitting into our 12 27-gallon bins
- getting rid of the rest by selling, donating, and dumping.
I do believe that this is the busiest we'll ever be. I hope so anyway.
Hotspur has made landfall in Hiva Oa, while Fluenta is should be crossing the equator soon.