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post #7 of Old 04-09-2013
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Re: Starting a business?

Yes, you might be a "minimalist liver" (by the way I think this can be fixed by drinking more alcohol, but if done to much will give you a maximus liver) you must think about what the people paying you will want. They will want a large comfortable cockpit and a spacious salon to duck down to escape the sun/heat. Also if on over nights you will need at least two cabins. One other thing to keep in mind is that you live in an area that tends to have light winds during your busy season, so you should look for something that will move quite well in light air so a Baba or anything with a full keel is out. Baba's are great boats for voyages, not for day sails. Look for a SA/Disp of over 18 would be where I would start fin keel and spade rudder. If you really are thinking of making money off it, the boat is for your customers not you and you get to live on what will make money. They are paying for sailing, so do not expect them to want to hear the motor when the wind is less than 15 knots. Unless you are just looking to pay for a little bit of your hobby.

You might not want to hire anyone named Gilligan as look at what trouble he caused on there three hour tour.
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