Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver Island
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What does your sailboat do ?
Sailboat is it just for sailing ? Is it just for harnessing the wind ? When you learn to sail fast do they let you into the Yatch club so you can wear the skippers cap, blue blazer and white pants ? What do you use your sailboat for ?
After going through my ships logs and all the things that we have done with are sailboat. Wow I know all the yatchsmen are going to thing just another meat head out on the water trying to make a sailboat into a do everything ship. But It really is a do everything boat !!
As a cruiser it has taken us to so many amazing places. We didn't get there fast be we got there happy and full of spirit. It can take you anyplace you really want it to go.
As a cargo ship it carries enough food water and drink to last for days even weeks. Carries are kayak, zodiac, extra motors and all the gear take you are going to use over your voyage.Extra people and supply/camping gear for them to camp on shore,
As a hotel We spend many night on board. Warm, dry and has a some soothing motion with sounds you can't hear anywhere else. Talk about a room with a view. I bet nobody has ever just gone down to the boat to make out ?
As a fishing boat. WE will drop a line on the way to our destination if there is a well know fishing area we are going through. Dropping off crab traps, prawn traps. Clamming on the beaches. Don't get any fresher that that.
As a restaurant I have had some of the very best meals on the boat. Simple but very tasty meal from breakfast in a bag to full surf & turf. The menu is forever unlimited in what you can have.
As a Pub, There has been some great gatherings aboard are boats over time. A lot of world problems have been solved on the back of boats and in cockpits. I know I have created a few problems by hanging out to long spreading sailor cheer and wisdom on a sailboat.
After a 4 day weekend of being out on the water and you have burned less that 3 gallons of Fuel, the economics of a sailboat are pretty good to travel on. Never mind the gourmet meals, kayak & zodiac adventure stories you tell to the bartender that works at the never closing floating miracle machine that your hoping to make out with later.
"LOVE THEE SAILBOAT" for it really can do a lot of things other that just sail.