New from Texas
My wife and I are former sailors who have cruised the South Pacific in our Ted Brewer designed pilothouse cutter, Aquarelle.
We now own a Mainship 40, currently for sale (Yachtworld, Galveston). We do not like the GICW, much preferring open ocean where it is harder to run aground and the autopilot works (we are lazy).
We hope to be able to cruise directly from Galveston to Florida, in comfort and without fuel stops. Our current favorite is a Nordhavn 46 flybridge, but are open.
I have been researching paravanes and am amazed at the "loyalty" some have to various stabilizer set-ups.