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As far as ssmall boats go anyone who sailed around the world in a boat under 26 feet bought it brand new.
Really? You sure?
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Well, Tania Aebi did buy her boat new. Webb Chiles, IIRC, bought his Drascombe Lugger new as well... but I don't think that is true of everyone who has circumnavigated in a boat less than 27' long though.

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While he did not circumnavigate, I'm fairly certain HM's Captain Bligh did not have a new long boat. I'm not really at all sure that he did that much of a thorough preperation for his voyage either. I'm reasonably sure he was a damn fine seaman.

One might look up William B. Trescott's video on "How to Equip a Trailer-Sailer for Serious Cruising". Crossed the Atlantic in his and cruised all over Europe. On the way back he got a brief ride on the back of a sperm whale. Practical Sailor had a nice review of he and the video. His gel-coat looked decidely pitted, he didn't have a solar-stix, and so I presume his boat was not new. (g)

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Captain Bligh didn't exactly have a choice in which vessels he could take...

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Captain Bligh didn't exactly have a choice in which vessels he could take...
I thought you were going to say he didn’t have a light displacement fin keel boat.
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ROFLMAO... that too...
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I thought you were going to say he didn’t have a light displacement fin keel boat.
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I co-own and rebuilt a Cal 20 on the Columbia, and it's a great boat, but I agree that there's better offshore choices that might add significant amounts of safety for not much more cost.

Just a couple of weeks ago, my brother scored a Bristol 24 on Portland's Craigslist for $1,000. It's solid overall, with some work needed, but I don't think his overall costs will be more than $3-4k to have a safe and ready boat.

I also met a Cal 25 owner who took it annually off-shore out of the Columbia River and up to Puget Sound and back. As you know, Cal 25s can show up for $1-2k as well.

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So wearing shower curtains is all the rage these days with the Linkin Park crowd?
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So wearing shower curtains is all the rage these days with the Linkin Park crowd?
Nice one! Maybe I'll run that by the kids and see if they can start the a new trend. This being L.A. and all..............

(Now go back and look at the GO-HEADS portrayed on said curtain---And bonus points to whoever can first tell me why they were named that.)

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Go-Heads? I thought they were called flip-flops!
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