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Re: Go bigger or go now?

Sailing around the Carib is probably quite benign but I gotta say that when you
re in screaming winds and the seas are 40ft + a 28 foot boat becomes real small.

However having said that, I also disagree with anything like 60ft unless you're planning on crew. My wife and I believe we're on the upper limit with 44 ft and would definitely not go bigger. Bigger things take bigger money, bigger effort.

So in essence I agree with the go now club.


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I had a 25D Cape Dory when I was 26 and I have a 42 foot Catalina now, that I went on a year long cruise on in 2010 when I was 52.

I now wish I had taken the Cape Dory and went cruising back then.
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Re: Go bigger or go now?

go now

go small

the boat you have is the best boat

better to be sailing now than dreaming about it while you save up for thje big one

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go now

go small

the boat you have is the best boat

better to be sailing now than dreaming about it while you save up for thje big one

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The Pardeys said it first and best. I wish I had listened to them when I was younger.

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And given a choice between a stock Catalina 350 or a Flicka to drive to Bermuda from Maryland or from San Diego to Hawaii, you take the 350, I'm goin' in the Flicka!
OK, Make it a 355 and I'll tow your Flicka to Hawaii faster than you could sail it there.

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The Pardeys said it first and best. I wish I had listened to them when I was younger.
Twain beat the purdeys by a quite a few decades



Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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