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So, types of boats? Hylas 54, HR X, we really liked the Leopard 44 (though I have some concerns now about cats), and of course my beloved Nordhavn. Don't worry, even if I go with a Nord, I will stick a sailing dinghy on there!
Have you looked at the Passport 515. Seems to be around the same $$ as the Hylas and hits a lot of your targets.

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Also a bit less draft than the Hylas, a good thing in the Keys.

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Hi Jim,

I think you will love Marathon. You have young kids, right?
LOL, I wish. My son is grown and my beard is gray. How did that happen?

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Are you going to live aboard or a house?
The plan is to get a house on the water, but I have to say I'll miss being in a marina for the social life.

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PS When you get close to going to Marathon, give me a ring. I can help with questions.
I appreciate the offer. So much of life in the Keys is just getting to know the right folks.

I'm just glad to hear you're doing better.

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Brian - I'm looking forward to following your search. And I totally agree with you on the sleeping accommodations. One of the big reasons I focused on the Hunter 40 was the centerline queen in the aft cabin. It's absolutely awesome. Lots of other great things about it (fast, roomy, easy to sail, awesome features for the money, etc.) - but that huge aft cabin was the clincher.

Get well dude. And get back out here with us!


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Where abouts in Wa are ye?!?!?!?? Fatty if still around owes Mr CUTIE Winston a beer!

If you are near Edmonds, Mr Winston can offer you a sail one his daddy's Cough Cough Jeanneau! a wee bit smaller than your choke choke Catalina..........

Beth is still the mgr up at the WM in Everett.

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Brian - I never wanted to pry...but glad that you've shared with everyone. Full recovery ahead...and take the time to make it a full recovery. No shortcuts.

With regards to a boat...I really really think you should consider a catamaran. Are you planning to go brand new boat?

Much as I love the sailing I do on our mono, the benefits of a catamaran are just overwhelming and more and more apparent by the day. Especially with a family. Think about all the space to have the kids do homework/classwork during a passage....sailing flat. Lots of room above decks as a launchpad for an active family life.

Sure they dont sail upwind worth a damn...but my god, how much fun is beating to weather anyway? Given modern life and weather forecasting, I really think cats are the way to go. Yes, the cost and maintenance are higher...but at this point, I think you realize how fleeting health and life can be....do it well.

as for pitchpoling, I really think that risk is more than made up for by being able to outrun a storm!

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This is what evolution looks like!

Boats aren't our brothers or mothers or best friends but a platform for adventuring. 'Glad to hear you'll be out here for more of that, on whatever better supports you and your family.

Happy healing and hunting.
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Brian, Now is the time to get the catamaran you secretly covet!! Solves both the sleeping and the boom issues (my little Catalac has it's boom 7 feet above the cockpit floor).

The way the economy is, this is the time to find a for sale by owner boat and go for two hulls, not one.... and never look back

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Anyone heard how CD is doing? It's been 3 months since he's even signed on.


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Brian, I'll be back in Marathon this winter, driving down with my loving spouse and residing in a rental house at Key Colony Beach until mid March, then heading back to the frozen wilds of Maryland. Then, next October, if my health holds up, I'll once again put the sails up on my old Morgan and head back to Marathon and Boot Key Harbor, probably put the boat on the bulkhead again right behind the poop boats. Yeah, I know, the wind sometimes blows in the wrong direction, but most of the time it wasn't a problem. So, with any kind of luck, we'll get together sometime during 2015, tilt a few Green Coconut Margarettas, and play some music at the City Marina Tiki Hut. I'm really looking forward to seeing the old gang there again.

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