ON THE WATER
Hudson shells are substantially built and sit well in the water, and this one is no exception. Another typical trait is that, at first attempt, the steering feels very heavy. However, while it does take some effort to move the tiller, once your corner is complete, the rudder centres itself. It’s because the rudder stock is set at an angle and it also means that you can be pretty sure the boat will keep going in a straight line if you let go of the tiller.
The helmsman is provided with a chunky steerer’s step just inside the hatch to stand on, and the few controls are easy to reach. The view from up there is pretty commanding. Even though there’s no hospital silencer, the Beta engine doesn’t sound excessively loud.
In-line bed should provide more length
Loo is designed to keep things simple