Re: Don't have to be rich to sail
first boat a typhoon
second a CD 24
third a CD 28
fourth a Tayana 37 owned halfsies with a close buddy
fifth a SHE 36 one off built for an OSTAR and left in Conn. when Englishman went home after the race and spiffed up to serve as a single handed cruiser.
sixth a PSC34 left in a shed for a couple of years. Wooded, gone over and sailed.
LAST BOAT a brand spanking new Outbound 46 built to my spec's.
Issue here is each prior boat was bought old and brought up to Bristol Fashion with sweat equity and bits of money when I had it. Actually on several gain equity and had joy of sailing them.
Sad truth if you want to see what's beyond the horizon and go to other counties and not pay for a divorce sailing is still "ripping up thousand dollar bills in a cold shower". Need that Bill Gates attitude toward your kids and the discipline of saving for decades to do your bucket list.
Some of those big boats will sit for awhile and then go off for a year or two. Crying shame if they just sit. Think sailboats are like diesels - need to run long enough to get to operating temp often or they break down. Don't see the sense of a big boat just to daysail unless liveaboard. More fun to daysail in a dedicated daysailor and use the money for something else. Only person you need to impress is yourself.
Last edited by outbound; 02-04-2014 at 06:59 PM.