We owned a Hummingbird for eight years, and are sorry now that we didn’t race her more. Jose Fraga, who bought the boat in Horta, Azores, says she still dominates racing there.
Accommodation is spacious and light because bunks haven’t been crammed into corners. There’s a queensize double forward, and aft of it is a very comfortable dinette and galley. Even the single bunk under the aft deck isn’t bad, and it could easily have a small trunk cabin above to give sitting headroom.
The floats have hatches, but only for stowing light gear such as sails, boom tent, and deck chairs. Daggerboard trunks cut up the space, and heavy gear such as water and anchor should be kept in the main hull. The wing decks are cedar duckboards, as on Dandy II, though nets might save 100lbs. on either boat. Study plan $5, complete plans $300.
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