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Re: How is sailing on large bodies of water?
My biggest thrill of boating is going somewhere you cannot get to by car, IE an island.
I can see boating on the same ol lake weekend after weekend, and seeing the same 3 or four docks over and over again gets a little old after a while. I don't know about a cat-22, but a cat-25 is what I was looking at for coastal bay sailing.
I find pulling up to a dock, (a new one) that I have never been to before after a challenging sail accross the bay, gives me an incredible sense of accomplishment.
I find it very exciting to make my way to an out of the way island in the middle of the bay, to find I am the only human within miles, sometimes I find a small island that the only footprints I see are my own. In my imagination I see what it must feel like to cross an ocean and discover a new land.
I can't wait until I get THE boat, that will take me across the ocean to a new country with strange looking natives that speak a completely different language, and have different customs, and culture. Some may feel that the ultimate sailing experience is teaking an extra .1 knots out of a 5 knot wind in a close race, but for me it is the freedom to explore the other 75% of this planet.
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Last edited by CapnBilll; 03-11-2012 at 05:38 PM.