Join Date: Feb 2011
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For me, no....I'm 6'3 and 240#....so kinda a big dude....my little C25 is fine for one or two nights, but more than that and I get a bit cramped. Plus, I'll want a shower too....
A smaller person may feel different about this....and I just don't know what people's tolerance is...some folks are quite comfortable spending alot of time on a smaller boat. I know of folks who spend a week or more aboard a C25. There's a guy in my marina who lives aboard...looks like he's in a 25' to 27' boat.
Think of it like a little pop top camper....it's fine for a short stay, but any longer and it would be nice to have a big travel trailer. The lake I'm on is big enough to have fun sailing and exploring, but not really big enough for a large sailing vessel, even though there are plenty of them out there.
This may change a bit though, as I just moved to a new marina. It's really nice with great amenities, including a ship's store, fuel dock, pump station, restaurant, and a really nice club style shower facility. We have water and power at each slip, and the slips are large....mine is one of the smaller ones and it's 13x30. Many folks build a patio out of 8" or so of their slip and back their boats in....so they have a nice covered patio with furniture, TV, grill, lights....and use the boat as sleeping quarters. I plan to develop my slip like this as long as it's not too expensive to do so....this will make a BIG difference in staying aboard for longer lengths of time.
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1982 Catalina 25 #2897
Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas