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post #36 of Old 11-13-2012
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Re: My Escape Plan - Insights Wanted

The systems a retired couple NEED are the same systems a singlehandling barebone's guy does'nt WANT. My buddy bought a 38 foot 1967 columbia for $10,000 last feb. and is somewhere in the Caribbean now living the life. I never sail into something I can't sail out of, that's the reserve. Sound hull, stout rig, decent sails and rudder that goes back and forth when you push and pull on the tiller and your sailng. Throw a DEEP CYCLE car battery and 100 dollar solar panel on deck and your sailng at night. Men that learned the way's of the world in suburbs, sold the house and bought the dream, have a set of needs much different than those of us raised and make their living on the sea. I'm obviously on the extreme end, but there is a very reasonable balance of safety and comfort that fall's ten's of thousands of dollars short of what a lot, or most cruiser have been told or think they need.

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