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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,403
Posted By sparker27
Thank you for all the input. After...

Thank you for all the input.

After considering all the advice and running some quick numbers, I am going to buy something and refit as necessary. Cheaper and much better resale value.

I am...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-14-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,403
Posted By sparker27
This is what I am trying to figure out and I am...

This is what I am trying to figure out and I am finding out it isn't easy. How well the boat would perform offshore from a motion/seaworthiness perspective compared to other older designs like the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-13-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,403
Posted By sparker27
I am definitely taking it all into consideration...

I am definitely taking it all into consideration and not making any rash decisions.

Any input on the VG26 and how it would compare to a full keel, long overhang, small beam boat?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By sparker27
I was telling my dad last year how I wanted to...

I was telling my dad last year how I wanted to backpack the Colorado Trail. All he said to me was "Don't wait too long". The way he said it, his emotions and actions really had an effect on me.

I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-13-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,403
Posted By sparker27
I wasn't even thinking about building but after...

I wasn't even thinking about building but after seeing how much people spend on refitting plus the cost of the boat itself, it might be an option.

It would cost $11-12,000 to build the hull...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-13-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,403
Posted By sparker27
Seeking opinions on sailboat design

Hi everyone,

I am slowly putting together a plan and working towards my goal of a solo circumnavigation. It is still a long term goal. I am not planning on leaving for 8 years when my son is out...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-13-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By sparker27
Introduction

Hi guys,

I am a novice sailor, currently landlocked, with big goals in the future to complete a solo circumnavigation. I truelly appreciate the forum, lots of great posts, tons of information...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By sparker27
Great advice so far. Matt, just keep moving...

Great advice so far.

Matt, just keep moving forward towards achieving your goals.
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