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Howdy,
I'm not techniacally "new" as I'm in my late 40's but I'm relatively new to sailing and new to this forum

moving up to a large boat and looking forward to the info here!
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Welcome!

Which boat do you sail now and what are you moving up to?

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Welcome aboard. Good luck with your boat search.

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moving up to a large boat
what size would that be? it's kind of amazing what "large boat" means to different people

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what size would that be? it's kind of amazing what "large boat" means to different people
True!

I have a 16' C&L (Wayfarer style dinghy), moving to a late 70's early 80's 34'-36' non slow cruiser

you're right it's funny that anyone with a 40' thinks I'm moving to a small boat but I figured doubling my length qualifies as "large"

I haven't perused the boat sales/review area enough to pose a real question yet si I was OK with the vauge "Large Boat" description for now
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you're right it's funny that anyone with a 40' thinks I'm moving to a small boat but I figured doubling my length qualifies as "large"
40 feet or 140 feet??????????????????

I don't talk to anyone with less than 100 feet.




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40 feet or 140 feet??????????????????



I don't talk to anyone with less than 100 feet.
In aggregate, or per boat? [emoji12]

A small fleet of assorted Thistles, Lasers, and Scots might sum to 100 feet LOA.
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thanks!

I meant 240...
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In aggregate, or per boat? [emoji12]

A small fleet of assorted Thistles, Lasers, and Scots might sum to 100 feet LOA.
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True!

I have a 16' C&L (Wayfarer style dinghy), moving to a late 70's early 80's 34'-36' non slow cruiser

you're right it's funny that anyone with a 40' thinks I'm moving to a small boat but I figured doubling my length qualifies as "large"

I haven't perused the boat sales/review area enough to pose a real question yet si I was OK with the vague "Large Boat" description for now
34 to 36 is a nice size boat. Big enough to do almost anything with and small enough to sail single-hand or handle without motorized devices. (240 sounds more like a voltage than a privately owned boat length.)

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