extended cruising with 5 people on board puts a premium on one thing,
Organization. We have worked very hard to insure our time aboard
is comfortable and enjoyable. This requires one simple moto, "A
place for everything, and everything in it's place". Attending to
this allows us to spend our time relaxing rather than constantly moving
everything around to make room for the next activity.
Our boat would be considered by most to be VERY HEAVILY
loaded. This does hurt performance, and we always are looking to
reduce weight, but for the most part we are more than willing to be a
bit slower and have along all the stuff.