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Old 01-22-2010
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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
I think DDandCD are thinking of living aboard from day one.
That was my impression also

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In which case starting smaller than 30 feet is not really an option. 35 is a reallistic minimum and 44 about maximum. .
We have a TY37, very comfortable for the two of us, easily handled by the two of us and easy for me to work shorthanded when she's nap'n

If his plan is to LA from day one, he could do the HC or simular boat, he could go between 36' ( minimum required for LA's in most marinas ) and a 44 or even a 48HC, he could live aboard, learn his boat inside and out, take the ASA courses and for kicks get a small sailing dink to play around on a tune his skills, all the while learning and applying he growing skills to his big boat.

In that frame, his first boat can and could be his last boat, should he choose
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