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post #128 of Old 07-10-2013
JonEisberg
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Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

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Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
And Sail Magazine published a new article, "Life At 55",

Life at 55 | Sail Magazine

about how 55 footers are the new 45 footers, now manageable thanks to all the advances in electronics and gear!
Ah, yes... the New Normal...

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Stewart agrees. “The customers for our Moody DS54 aren’t going to cruise around the world,” she says. “They don’t have the time, so they aren’t interested in a captain’s cabin.”

Amazing to hear how "easily" boats of this size can be sailed... Especially by couples pushing 60... the forces involved apparently so modest, and "manageable", all it takes is the push of a button from time to time...

Still, I'll take mine with a carbon fiber pole, please...


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