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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Paulo- think there is another dynamic as regards boats. Much of the US/Caribe/west coast of Mexico have harbors with in a day sail. A significant segment of US sailors are part or full time live aboards. For much of the coastal US the sailing season is longer than non Med. Europe. The economics of boat ownership are different as well. There are a lot of voyaging boats coming out of Europe ( especially France) whereas US boats "snow bird" a lot and for size of population fewer see need to voyage.
Just like it makes sense for me ( any many couples here) to have a 4 by pick up truck, and econo box and a comfy fancy car the requirements for boats is different. Having a non commercial pick up with 17 or less highway mpg would be ridiculous in Europe but having a super comfy 4 door Lariat make perfect sense here.
Quite some time ago you disparaged my airbag Goldwing. You haven't rode to Sturgis. You don't have the experience of this style of living so just don't get it. As said many times- different strokes for different folks. BTW- porche/beemers have very active rallye programs here.
Last edited by outbound; 04-16-2014 at 11:05 AM.