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Old 11-01-2013
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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

Paulo approached this purely in terms of basic physics and he is correct. I tried to approach this question in human terms as there is no question a well made small boat such as a BBC at 28' or a Westsail at 32' can survive terrible things. However, it seems death of boats and souls aboard more commonly reflect poor decisions by exhausted terrified crew so I approached this in human terms.
Still think even with all the whiz bang gadgets there is too big and too small. Still think for most of us that ideal size is in the mid forties.
Would love to see a survey of cruising couples to see what size they end up after a few years. Limited crowd I know are in the low to mid forties.
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