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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

You need a catamaran or a trawler, as mentioned.
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

Sounds like there's no need for a new boat. Just a new carpenter to build a new companionway stair and something for the v-berth. Wood, or folding metal, or many clever choices.
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

Please!
I'm 67 and just started sailing. I'm learning on a J80. Yes I'm not doing marathon's cause of an arthritic toe but unless u have a disability its not just age its fitness and attitude. Hello sailer is right on. Imho
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

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I know you don't want to hear this, but multihulls are truly geriatric cruising boats. I'm in my late 60's with a beat up body, and I wouldn't be cruising, much less single-handing, if I had to be on a monohull.
This comes from somebody who lived for years on a double ended cutter with a gaff main, and no winches. She was pretty, but I couldn't do it now.
I agree cats are alot less taxing on the body than a mono but no classic lines.
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

I'm 68 and the last time I sailed was 1977 crossing the Alenuihaha channel between Maui and the Big Island. Scared me so much it's taken 35 yrs to work up my courage to try it again! Just kidding. I do want to buy a monohull 30' and liveaboard somewhere between Florida and North Carolina. Never considered a monohull but the shallow draft would be useful in and around the ICW. How do they compare in roominess on the inside to a monohull? TIA. Hank
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

I meant multi hull as in shallow draft
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

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I'm 68 and the last time I sailed was 1977 crossing the Alenuihaha channel between Maui and the Big Island. Scared me so much it's taken 35 yrs to work up my courage to try it again! Just kidding. I do want to buy a monohull 30' and liveaboard somewhere between Florida and North Carolina. Never considered a monohull but the shallow draft would be useful in and around the ICW. How do they compare in roominess on the inside to a monohull? TIA. Hank
Cats can be very roomy - that's one of the big selling points with the new type available now.

Tri's not so much unless they are huge. The amas in most don't have accommodation in them, only the rather skinny central hull.

For living aboard in sheltered water, a current style cat would be hard to beat - expensive though and dockage can be problematic due to the beam.
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

If you want live aboard room definitely go the catamaran route.
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

Have a look at a Northeast 400. Not cheap but might do the trick.
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Re: Need new boat to accomodate old(er) body

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