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Re: Smallest boat you can live with
Back in the 80's I bought a Cape Dory 25D. It had standing headroom, an unbelievably big head and a great layout, and a single cylinder Yanmar diesel (that you could theoretically hand crank if you had to). Single, it would have been a cruising dream, at least in the Caribbean. It took heavy weather like a champ, in fact, it didn't really get going until you had 20 -25 knots of wind. We'd sailed in 40 -45 knots and it was actually fun.
For the right couple, it would have been plenty big enough.
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico