Join Date: Dec 2012
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Re: The Dark Side
S itís an interesting post. Thank You. At the beginning of this thread outlined why the bride has got me thinking about this.
Iím also on other sites. There are a number of pure trawler sites. Just like here there are coastal folks, live aboards, voyagers, charterers but they donít talk about the transition from sail to power.
Itís a surprisingly big community with a few moving from sail to power and (at least from appearances) more moving from coastal power to offshore power. Just like with sail due to job and family more are coastal or ďloopersĒ. (Thereís something called the great loop-Mississippi Great Lakes, st lawrence, east coast, gulf coast... or variations including e.g. Erie Canal, Hudson, Ohio, ICW etc).
I want 2200nm with a 10% reserve. Two person boat. From here I would appreciate input from folks who have experience in both formats or benefit of their thinking about a transition to the dark side. Some posts already have been extremely helpful in clarifying my thinking.