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post #38 of Old 10-12-2012
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Re: Sailing alone??

gnu, if you're taking along the tourist trade, and you pan to go out for more than a couple of hours at a time, you may want to consider a 28-32' long boat. Under 28' you often can't get any kind of real head on the boat, and without a real head? Yeah, the tourists are going to be real unhappy and life as you know it will come to a nasty end.

Being able to sit someplace dry, being able to stow or prepare food, and having a real head to use, all may not be obvious but they REALLY keep the tourists happy. And you know the old saying, if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

Of course if you just want to putz around on a lake or bay for a couple of hours and get some fresh air, smaller is better. Way more affordable, way less maintenance. Just depends on where you plan to go with sailing.

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