Gemini Has Twins

Legacy vs. 105Mc

Captain Bill Schardt owns Annapolis Sailing Solutions and has owned and sailed his Gemini 105Mc since new, in 2005. He performs all his own maintenance and is very familiar with the Gemini 105 Mc. He races, on the Chesapeake Bay on Jeff Short’s Gemini 105Mc, ENDURANCE. His own boat is in a captained charter business in Southwest Florida where he specializes in introducing potential Gemini owners to the boat. Bill also does deliveries and new boat instruction for new Gemini owners who need a little encouragement to let go of the dock. Captain Bill has had the experience of sailing the new Gemini Legacy comparing it to his 105Mc. Here are his some of his comparisons:

Let me begin by saying I love my boat. Even with all the little issues that come with ownership, I am not looking for my next boat. I viewed the Legacy with some skepticism because it lacked the features I find useful. It has little stub keels, instead of retractable centerboards. Hah, it will never point. It also has two inboards instead of one, which can only mean twice the maintenance, and more fuel consumption. With that comes two straight shafts with propeller propulsion. Too much drag. A smaller jib and no screacher? Come on, now, this will be a cruising boat with no performance (or so I thought)!

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