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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
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Been there done that... It DOES work great... Teens hone their independence and sailing skills, we had way more space on the boat for ourselves, more room for them to invite friends, daily raft-ups and not-so-casual racing (we never flew the kite so much as that summer!
Even now, 10 years or more later it's a fond memory of ours and the kids' (no longer kids, of course). Trouble is not too many people will have that situation as a real possibility.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)