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All is compromise in the end. I want to keep maintenance down to what I can easily handle myself and the same goes for systems maintenance. As far as size is concerned I'm aiming to move to 40 plus feet sometime next year but that's about all. Following on from SD's comment I prefer simplicity and am more than willing to sacrifice some of the comforts of shore based home but not my independence. As I remarked to someone the other day , the only reason I'd go to sea with more than one crew would be that I couldn't choose between the blonde and the brunette. (yeah right, as if you'd ever get the choice !) So one good sized port cabin for us, a couple of decent seaberths that can double as settees and a spare berth in case of guests. Not too comfortable cos then the buggers might want to stay. Reality is that deep down inside I'm an anti social SOB. None of which is to dump on you and your choice, it's all horses for courses in the end. What really concerns me is that people without any experience go out and buy themselves a cheap fixer upper of immense size then watch as there dream disappears down the drain along with untold time, effort and money. It's for that reason I tend towards telling the newcomers to go small and simple.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

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― Terry Pratchett.
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