Shearwater 17 handling

Posted by Bob Lippold on Jan 22, 2006

I was thinking about ordering a Shearwater 17 but I've never seen or tried one out. I've got a Current Designs Gulfstream I really like. Anyone have an educated guess how the two would compare for the following: 1) tracking, 2) initial and secondary stability, 3) roominess inside cockpit, 4) ease of entry into cockpit, 5) turning ease, 6) weathercocking - I definitely need the skeg on my Gulfstream