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Re: First sailboat for a very tall guy with a very tall family
The sailing season is about 6 months here.
Six months would be May 1st to October 31st. That's an extremely ambitious schedule; I don't know anyone who sails Superior that early or that late. Most people have a five or even four month season.
What if I want to take it to Philadelphia to visit the in-laws or to NYC to visit my sister?
That's also quite ambitious!
You could drive over to Bayfield, Wisconsin and look at the boats for sale at Pike's Bay/Port Superior. There are some bigger boats there. I know Superior Charters has a 44' and a 49' from their charter fleet for sale. And no transportation costs! Just sail it back to Duluth.
You could also charter a boat from them so you could get a feel for how much space you really need.
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