ON THE WATER
Glynis and Michael enjoy having friends on board, so the semi-cruiser stern deck suits their needs very well. Not only is there enough room for several crew, but the lockers give them somewhere to sit.
The Morse control is on a column at the end of one of the lockers so it’s reasonably comfortable for the helmsman, although it’s a bit lower than it would be in a semi-trad or trad. The engine panel is inside the boat, so the dials aren’t immediately visible.
We’ve always liked the way Colecraft shells handle but, for once, we were hamstrung on the day of the test when one of the innumerable winter storms suddenly swooped in and thoroughly scuppered our test cruise plans (not to mention our external photography...); but Glynis and Michael assure us this boat is no exception to the usual pleasant Colecraft handling.