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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Hours Ago
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Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

:) Ha ha, ironically, one of the ways I got to see the guts of a whole lot of different boats was by helping everyone around me who had issues for the price of a cold beer and a conversation. It was...
Forum: Bristol   1 Day Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 964
Posted By alanr77
Re: Bristol 34 - blue water boat?

Definitely don't rule out an A4 if you come across a well maintained boat. I would choose a well maintained boat with an A4 over a worn out or neglected boat with a diesel in a heartbeat. If you have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Outbound: Yeah that is a really nice layout. On my last two boats, I did the whole 12 coats of Epiphanes on all exterior teak. Along with the protective coat every three to four months. Lots of ooohs...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Hello BoatH: You are not alone. I have met a lot of people who think exactly the way you do. I haven't really went one direction or the other, but it is interesting to hear the perspective from all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

A60: Thanks, I just wanted to maybe get a glimpse of your train of thought when you bought the 53’ boat with all the systems. It would seem that at the time, you may have wanted those things and I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

I think it's funny how some of you guys carry on with each other, transcending threads going back for years. LOL Do you guys know each other? I picture in my mind Jon sneaking a fish head into one of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Unfortunately its still attached. It's just a useless, painful appendage that they can't cut off (I tried) because a prosthetic would aggravate the condition at the stump. No worries though. The Army...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

In light of my last few posts, I guess in a way that was the underlying theme to my interest in some of these mod cons. At the time I started the post I really didn't feel it to be relevant to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

CapeC: Definitely true. What surprised me though is that a lowly Catalina 30 fits my requirements very nicely at the moment. The side decks are wide enough that I can crawl on all fours all the way...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

S97: Believe it or not, I can get up and down the ladder on the stern. My boat is a 76'. Hull number 332. Standard transom. To get up or down the ladder, I use my good leg and then my knee on the bad...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Hello Gary, that is a very nicely outfitted boat you have. Sounds like you put some thought into what you wanted out of it. What kind of heating are you using? I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, North...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

A60: Yeah that was what I was talking about. I had some friends who retired before me who were planning the trip and they were talking about that. I'll have to look into it as apparently it has...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Yeah I've heard NZ has some serious requirements that effect cruisers in a big way. Safety should always be number 1 though. What good are the extras if you don't make it far enough to use them. Even...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Jim, I think your question might help me along the way as well. The amount of time people spend on their boats likely has a direct correlation to what type of gear they have. The cruiser who lives...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Jim, currently 8am until dark daily......refits make boats unlivable. Longest stretch was almost a month at once.

Erin D: Yeah that's some serious stuff.

JonE: There we go. That's the stuff I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Brent: So in your case, you had to choose between cruising at all and adding any convenience items to your boat? Or should I extrapolate from that, that to you, your comfort item is not having to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

CT: Excellent post! So for you, your next boat list was simply headroom and storage space.

Something else to add, conversely, some people would not remain long term cruisers IF they had to carry...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Jon: Yours is a point of view, and a welcome one. Hence the reason I wanted to talk about it. You should know that I've only recently begun carrying ice to the boat. For years I would wrap a wet...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Don01: Thanks for replying, I find it interesting that sometimes that extra 4' is all it takes. It's amazing how much more boat you get for those extra few feet. I remember when I went from 25 to 30....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Almost forgot to add:

Something I've noticed and I've noticed it enough that it might be a trend. When people start out sailing, they usually begin on a simple, no frills sailing vessel. Then, if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Thanks for taking the time to give me more angles to look at. This is exactly why I brainstorm things well in advance. Forums make great sounding boards because you get a perspective from people who...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Found this as well.

Amazon.com: Panda Small Compact Portable Washing Machine(6-7lbs Capacity) with Spin Dryer:...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

ErinD- Interesting take on it. The small house market along with the trucking industry and RV's have definitely had an influence on smaller and more efficient appliances. As this trickles down to us...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Thanks for the perspective. That's exactly where I was hoping this thread would go. After posting I thought about it and felt I should add that to me, the ideal setup would be a pocket cruiser...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,730
Posted By alanr77
Modern convenience and boat size

I am pretty sure I am not alone in that even though I am happy with my current boat, I always have an eye on what I want next. I think we all can pretty quickly put on paper a list of things that our...
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