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Your boat is your own sovereign territory in the middle of the ocean. You fall under no control of any country (well almost). You are truly independent. I like going out on the water and be free. It is probably as free as you can get in today's world. You can turn on some music as loud as you want and do what you want and you do not bother anyone. You can be one with the sea birds and water life in an environment that has changed little over millions of years. You also learn how fragile the ocean is, and try to find ways to save it for future generations.
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The thing I like most about my 1967 S&S Chris Craft Apache 37 is its turn of speed and going pass most equivalently sized "modern" designs. S&S designed this boat after Intrepid and it has a fin keel with a bulb on the bottom drawing 6 ft with minimum wetted surface...nice overhangs that add to water line length when heeled...early thick fiberglass (built like a tank for good off shore work), and won't buckle after hitting a rock at full speed (which I've done a couple times). Small foretriangle, big main that I've equipped with recent Doyle sails, etc, and a tree trunk sized mast.

I guess that's more than 10 things, but that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

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I love working and being on it as much as going out on it.
Underway it's like part of me, I feel the boat. Don't need to look to know if she's in the groove or not.
Talks to me when something's not right. Can't be more specific.
Even at anchor she's alive. Sleeping with the motion and sounds.
She's a complete world. All the systems to know and refine till they're just right.
Buying a boat isn't logical in the first place ergo boat expenses arn't and don't need justifcation.
When your're sailing you can't do anything else. No interruptions no deadlines.
Always something new to do and learn
Talking boats with other boat people.
Gunkholing with my shallow water skiff
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Who needs words! or 10 things.....OR?!?!?!?!

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