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My bluewater Tartan 41 will be for sale in spring 2015
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Tartan 41?
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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

Has anyone else noticed the the vast majority of sailboats, that sail in rough weather, actively, like in the Roaring 40's, are go fast, flat bottom, deep fin/bulb keeled, spade rudder boats that actually plane? While most "cruisers" purposely avoid those conditions these light weight, go fast race boats purposely set out into the worst of the worst over and do it over and over again.... They are also often SIXTY+/- feet and in many races single-handed.....

But yet we must have a West Sail because its a "cruiser".....

Just an observation.....


BTW my buddy Bruce, who is all of about 5' 4" tall, single handed his, non-cruiser, open sixty around the world, much of it in the Roaring 40's SOLO, and then did it TWICE.........
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Maine:
Are you talking about Bruce S.?
He used to stop by my office on his way home from school so he could play my guitar.
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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

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One minute it's a Westsail the next it a Catalina. Maybe a Huntert?
Crossing the bar?

I think you are doing way too much talking and far too little sailing.
Time to get out of the basement and into a boat.

Too much talk, not enough sailing.
you know Bob, your right. ..as a matter of fact I haven't done any sailing, unless you count playing around with a dinghy sailing
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you know Bob, your right. ..as a matter of fact I haven't done any sailing, unless you count playing around with a dinghy sailing
Which, unfortunately makes this discussion rather pointless, doesn't it? I applaud your desire to start sailing, but you really do need to get some experience and gain more understanding of what's involved before starting a shopping list.

Hang out at a nearby yacht club, do some racing, learn what goes with sailing bigger boats and you'll have a better idea of what to ask and what to look for in a boat when it's the appropriate time. This wouldn't appear to be that time.

Your described usage for 'offshore' (which doesn't sound like my idea of 'offshore') is most certainly better suited to power rather than sail...
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you know Bob, your right. ..as a matter of fact I haven't done any sailing, unless you count playing around with a dinghy sailing
bfloyd, there are lots of folk here who have already given you good advice. However, given your last statement, I want to revise my last suggestion. For now, drop the idea of a bluewater boat - they are expensive, often complex, and require experienced sailors. Go and buy a coastal cruiser, 30-32' - Tartan, Pearson, Catalina; just look around, buy a good one for perhaps $20K-$25K. Sail it, live on it, especially maintain it. In a year or two's time you will know if you want to spend $100k+ on a bluewater boat, and you will know what to look for.

Act now, buy something decent, and you answers will come to you.
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Are you talking about Bruce S.?
He used to stop by my office on his way home from school so he could play my guitar.
Yes, did the 5' 4" give it away...? I'm short too so I'm allowed to make short jabs....

Oh and you taught him well he is a tremendous guitar player.. He is talented at lots of stuff and a great guy to boot....

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I was almost killed in an Oregon bar back when I was about 20 years old. Our band was playing at a town on the Columbia. I think it was White Salmon. It was on an Indian Reservation. The bar was full of Native Americans. Just for fun I bet $20 that our roady could beat any Indian at arm wrestling. We met in the back room after the gig, a half dozen indians, one really big one and the band with Bryce, our roady. Bryce and the indian locked arms and held each other for what seemed like half and hour. Then Bryce, said, "Are you ready? And then slammed the indian's arm to the table effortlessly. The indians were very good sports about it. But Bryce wanted to kill me for setting up the bet. He wasn't feeling good that night. Oh, I hear you floyd. You have to be very careful in those Oregon bars.
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I was almost killed in an Oregon bar back when I was about 20 years old. Our band was playing at a town on the Columbia. I think it was White Salmon. It was on an Indian Reservation. The bar was full of Native Americans. Just for fun I bet $20 that our roady could beat any Indian at arm wrestling. We met in the back room after the gig, a half dozen indians, one really big one and the band with Bryce, our roady. Bryce and the indian locked arms and held each other for what seemed like half and hour. Then Bryce, said, "Are you ready? And then slammed the indian's arm to the table effortlessly. The indians were very good sports about it. But Bryce wanted to kill me for setting up the bet. He wasn't feeling good that night. Oh, I hear you floyd. You have to be very careful in those Oregon bars.
Um.... where's the 'GROAN' button???
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