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|11-29-2012 12:17 AM|
Re: soon to be moving aboard a cal 25
On my list of questions is what harbor are you going to live in? Why a cal 25(though I once lived on a 23' converted life boat, But then I once lived under an upside down OK dingy, then raised 3 kids on a 36' cross tri.)?
Good luck. take the time to enjoy what you like, learn together, and of coarse live together.
I can't recommend anyone, not knowing where you are. Check the local crew list, meet the captain & crew, If you like them go, If you don't, don't.
You can live on a boat and not go anywhere. but why, I have friends moving onto land, (that dirty stuff on the other side of the sea wall. I have been in this slip since June 5, 95
|09-08-2009 07:52 PM|
""Oh ok--ours looks exactly like the other one, not the flush-decked one. I can stand just fine, but my husband(at 6'2) has to duck in some spots. ""
lol, well im not 6,2 but i have to duck now and then in my 29 ' Cal.
Have you made any contacts on the live on Board thread yet? I bet they have lots more insight than the rest of us " part timers"..
|09-08-2009 11:23 AM|
Originally Posted by painkiller View Post
|09-08-2009 09:50 AM|
Originally Posted by nauticalgirl View Post
Good luck with it and feel free to ask any questions you have. Welcome aboard.
|09-08-2009 08:37 AM|
Here's the flush-decked model (no coachroof):
And the other model:
There's not much headroom in the flush-decked model! Though looking at the pics, they might have the same headroom. The flush-decked model might just carry her deck farther forward.
|09-05-2009 01:02 AM|
Neat.... I just got my 29' cal and am in love with it. I am in the same boat as you " so to speak" we have a boat and know way to little to actually sail it yet. But were learning..
Wish you all the best..
|09-04-2009 09:57 PM|
|nauticalgirl||Thanks so much smackdaddy for the advice. We dont quite have the heating and air part figured out..im guessing we will get a small electric heater and plug it into shore power. We'll definately need it since we live in NC and it'll get pretty cold...|
|09-04-2009 09:50 PM|
|nauticalgirl||um not sure what "flush decked" is..|
|09-04-2009 06:40 PM|
|painkiller||Wow! Do you have the flush-decked Cal 25 or the other one?|
|09-04-2009 05:44 PM|
Hey nauti - welcome to SN. I sail a Catalina 27. It's a definitely a small space - and we've only overnighted on ours - but I'd say it will be an experience of a lifetime without a doubt.
Hopefully you've got good ways to keep yourselves cool/warm as needed. With a tight space - every creature comfort counts.
As for the sailing, find someone in the marina who will be willing to take you out and show you how to get from point A to B. It won't take you long to get the basics down.
And ask whatever questions you need to here. Lots of experience sailors willing to help us newbs.
PS - Check out the "Living Aboard" thread. Lots of great info there.
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