- 30ft Deep V Cruiser
WINDSONG is based
on Cockleshell Hero, the first Woods design that we built in 1979.
With its open deck layout and deep V hulls it is a simple boat to build. The "wings" on the inner hull sides double as cockpit seats and add large lockers on the inside which also give a great illusion of space. It is about the smallest sensible boat for ocean cruising - several have made Atlantic crossings. Both fractional and masthead rigs are available. There is a centreboard in one hull (under the saloon seat) to help prevent leeway and speed tacking.
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WINDSONG Deep V Offshore Cruiser
THE FACTS AND FIGURES
aft of beam about 20 knots. 13.5 - 15.2 knots maintained for 6 miles.
Potential speed rather higher I think. Sea state very lumpy at the time,
motion nice and easy. Fairly dry in the cockpit" S Nelson