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Re: Smallest boat you can live with

Minn, I would say the answer to your question is found in MS and Vega's posts. Only you can answer the question. Perhaps it's about how you approach life. There is no single right answer.


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Wow, that's a lot of boat (in my world) Doug. Sounds very comfortable.

I'm curious, and this is an honest question, was this the smallest boat you can live with, or the biggest boat you can afford? That's really the point of this thread (if there is a point). I'm curious what drives people's choices. Your clear list of needs certainly requires a largish boat.
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Well, we are liveaboards and do some chartering, so these were our minimum requirements for our true / long term comfort, and for our business success.

We could have afforded a tad more, but this boat met our requirements.
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Well, to be honest with you, the "chartering" concept is the rationalization for us to buy what we really wanted. :-) Whether we actually do any charters or not.
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Re: Smallest boat you can live with

yeah on monohulls you got to be at least in the upper 40s to be anywehere near competitive in chartering

some would say an ocean 71 is small these days when comparing to cats and other new charter boats

much has changed

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Re: Smallest boat you can live with

We really "require" the dimensions and configuration of our current boat for our sailing and living comfort and safety. Which mirrors what a "charter" customer would also expect.

We hold ourselves to at least the same level of requirements a charter customer would.... we deserve it, and want it too, just like they do.
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I hear ya bud...no issues with me...once you said chartering it all makes sense

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Of course one may have to consider ego. People will ask "How big is your boat?" and you will have to say "27 feet", then listen to the inevitable response - "That's really small!". Always difficult for some men to hear
I'm sure that accounts for many people to upsize to a bigger boat.

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Minn, I would say the answer to your question is found in MS and Vega's posts. Only you can answer the question. Perhaps it's about how you approach life. There is no single right answer
I suppose, but you seem drawn only to the answers that suggest smaller and question the larger ones.


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Re: Smallest boat you can live with

id be happy with a nice 50 footer preferrably old wooden and beaitiful

if money werent and issue either Id absolutely go bigger especially if I had a family so it wouldnt feel so cramped and the wife can have here girly space etc

electric winches, windlasses, roller furling, the works

I wont lie money has a lot to do with what decisions we make boat wise
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