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post #161 of 188 Old 04-19-2007
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I posted a few pictures of Wu-Hsin in Galleries-CosmosMariner. I'll take some shots below deck this weekend.
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SD - some more pictures of how Wu-Hsin looks with all that gear on the Gallery:
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I am new to Sailnet, and it was nice to hear some encouragement for the fans of the smaller boats. Another good read is A Speck on the Sea by William Longyard. It definitely encourages me to keep on with the smaller boats.
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I like smaller boats. You can still feel what the boat is doing, when it lifts and when it's fighting with the sea. Been on some big boats that felt like trawlers in anything under 15 knots. Still nice, in that you're out on the water, but not the same feeling of communion.
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Look at MorganMike, heading south to the Gulf on the snowbird migration this fall in a 30' Morgan K/CB sloop.

I do have standinhg headroom though, and I'm 6'2".
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My Son Fred must have a great mind...look how small his boat is!!



And my other son Luis...he likes boats already.....







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I thought Fred was racing today?!
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ooops, I see now that it is next weekend
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This is a great thread...even with the sidebars! I have a 32' (no pilot house... but I do have a BBQ . I still have three teenagers with me and insist that we do as much as possible together...especially sailing. This often means taking a (or a few) friend(s) along.

I really enjoy that as it gives us more time to "hang out together". We did an 8 day cruise ...2 adults, 5 teenagers and a dog...(dog was'nt my call and I'll never do it again) but had a great time.

At first I wanted a smaller boat (22-26ft) but they are what they are. My wife would NEVER have come along.... 32ft, nice interior, real head, real galley, two cabins (with doors). and still simple to handle ( including tiller).

Do I want a bigger boat? not sure would I move to a smaller one...not a chance....It's perfect.......Now if only I could get back to sailing her....

Mark
Now based in Barbados.... and wait for it.....the boat is too!

Waymar - Jeanneau, Attalia
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Great Post SailingDog! Small definitely has advantages...

For a single hander everything is just plain closer at hand.

And I feel more confident that I can handle problems aboard my Westerly 25 than a forty footer anyday. Just the scale of everything is bigger on a bigger boat and bigger forces to be dealt with.

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