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Re: Sailing "big boats"
I like to compare the size question to this:
Would you rather be driving a scooter or a full sized vehicle on the interstate highway?
I don't think it is a good comparison, as bad as comparing a bus with a Porsche on the interstate highway
You could compare on the interstate a small family car with a big limo but that is not fair also because the limo is not more difficult to drive or handle, at least on the interstate, while a bigger boat can (or not, depending of size and type of boat).
I believe that for most regarding big boats the main issues and questions are:
How big can I sail solo or with my wife comfortably?
How will the size of a big boat affect maintenance and marina costs?
How that size will affect the ability to put in and out the boat from marinas and ports alone or just with a bit of help from my wive?
How much that big size will affect availability of marina and port spaces on the cruising grounds I will sail?
How much I will gain in speed regarding a less expensive to maintain and easier to maneuver (at the marina) boat?
How much space and carrying load do I really need for the type of sailing and life-style (use of the boat) I have or want?
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Last edited by PCP; 02-11-2014 at 02:58 PM.