Join Date: Mar 2006
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I don't know if you're aware that the costs basically double for each 10' of boat ownership starting at about 20'... a 30' boat is twice as expensive, a 40' boat is four times as expensive, and so on... a 60-90' boat is really going to cost a small fortune... Steel boats are fairly high maintenance, since corrosion never sleeps.
While I'm all for wide-beams and shallow drafts, being a multihull sailor, I don't think I would want to try crossing an ocean in a canal barge, regardless of size.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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