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post #105 of Old 02-11-2014
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Re: Sailing "big boats"

Paulo ends his post with what I think is the key point.

How big a boat for the sailing we will do.

If I was not looking at living aboard with my wife wanting heat/cooling/ TV/internet/ email/ room for longterm guests. If I was not looking at one to two blue water passages a year. If I was not looking at being self contained as regards water, electric, and stores for an unknown period of time but likely weeks..... I would be pleased as punch with something around 30 feet. Easier on the wallet and easier on me.

For the sailing we will do for the next 10-15y mid forties are right. Other have explained for the sailing they do much bigger is right. All have tempered their decisions by the resources they have and their ability to make their boat as much as possible sail-able by one. It is wonderful as sails, sail handling, A.P.s boat design/construction have advanced that point in size becomes bigger and bigger. Still, that needs to be tempered by thinking about what happens when a system breaks as all eventually will.

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