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Hey Jeff, thanks so much. No apology necessary. Good words, and if I may, reasonably well written.
You make many intelligent points, and given all I've read on this forum, I'm leaning greatly toward passing on the 53' Roberts. I'm thinking that even if I do get a few years under my belt, trying to circumnav a boat that big is just more trouble than it's worth for one person. I'm thinking that you guys are right, a 32 to 42 vessel, or there about, is more wise.
Some said that a boat that big can be singlehanded. But I'm now asking myself, why would I want to? I wasn't looking for a boat that big, it's just that the 53 Roberts being bigger than my Coronado 25, blank on the inside making customizing relatively easy, and having a good price attracted me.
Those of you who said that a 50+er could be handled by one person are, I'm sure, correct. Jeff said: A strong, intellegent and disciplined person, with adequate financial resources might be able to make that happen. So, since I'm a weak, stupid and lazy person, without adequate financial resources, I think the best thing would be to take S/V Spritzer, my cramped little 25, along the coast until I can rake up the cash for something more roomy, yet a little more practical for a singlehander such as I.
So, guess it's back to the ol' grindstone, trafficking in human misery by selling young women into white slavery.
But seriously, the market is a buyers one right now, so thanks be to God, I won't need a fortune.
Until then, Spritzer and I will work on getting our sea legs via the ICW, gulf, and eastern coast, for now.
But someday, that cold, dark Atlantic will know my name, and I will beg her for passsage. Oh yeah, someday . . .
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