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post #93 of Old 11-01-2013
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Re: Sailing, safety, & size

Ok I'll chime in I have been sailing offshore since the mid 80's Im 45 and started off with a 65' boat. I now sail and liveaboard a 22' boat. I have about 75,000 offshore miles under my belt and have been through 2 hurricanes and countless other lame situations. I have delivered dozens of boats thousands of miles. I have never once equated size with safety be it 27' or 150'. I do admit my boat is very small but not at all uncomfortable or unsafe. I have owned 11 boats and find my current one to be the safest and most comfortable of them all. When I purchased my current boat I did it with the knowledge that it is the safest boat I could afford to pay cash for. If I had a baziilion dollars to spend the apple wouldn't fall far from the tree but I might be persuaded to drop 600 grand on a new BCC
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