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Old 02-10-2009
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Hey Stan,

you know, as we discuss the obvious negative from a safety point of view of a sugar scoop, you reminded me of a huge safety plus: Getting someone back on board that has fallen over. I will also say that boarding the boat from the sugar scoop and the tender is immensely easier than from the beam, as is common on almost all Blue Water boats.

I mean no offense, but simple everyday life aboard a production boat is so much better than on a BW. From swimming, to boarding, to relaxing. Yes, many people call these dock amenities. But the reality is that when you cruise, your boat becomes your home. Make her comfortable and make her enjoyable. Safety first, of course - but that is more the captain than the boat.

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