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Old 12-03-2011, 15:54   #1
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My Boat Scares Me

I went to my new boat today while moving stuff from the old boat. It had been 3 months since I had been to it (it's that frozen white stuff that lays around on the ground up here in the winter).

It's HUGE and I'm scared! You would thing one wouldn't be that scared of a 44' boat when they had been sailing a 39' one for a couple of years. But damn my Hunter 410 just makes my old Cal-39 feel like a toy! Fromthe helm the bow seems a looooong way away!

I look forward to getting over this feeling. Except when bringing it into the dock that will never stop causing fear in me to grow.
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Old 12-03-2011, 16:03   #2
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I went to my new boat today while moving stuff from the old boat. It had been 3 months since I had been to it (it's that frozen white stuff that lays around on the ground up here in the winter).

It's HUGE and I'm scared! You would thing one wouldn't be that scared of a 44' boat when they had been sailing a 39' one for a couple of years. But damn my Hunter 410 just makes my old Cal-39 feel like a toy! Fromthe helm the bow seems a looooong way away!

I look forward to getting over this feeling. Except when bringing it into the dock that will never stop causing fear in me to grow.

Though I am not doing it right now, that is what I thought when, at the Miami show, I looked at the Antares 44i compared to my Gemini.

Perhaps you should go ahead and just throw on a bow thruster while it is out of the water.
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Old 12-03-2011, 16:08   #3
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All you 5 star guys need to go sailing instead of writing about it...

Hell, my grand kids can handle a 55 ft boat!
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All you 5 star guys need to go sailing instead of writing about it...

Hell, my grand kids can handle a 55 ft boat!



HANDLING IT IS EASY--IS STARING AT IT THAT IS SCARY....
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Why scared? We're 44 feet by 22 feet wide, but it's not scary. Takes a little getting used to is all.
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2 years into a big for me boat, I am no longer scared of sailing it.


DOcking it is another issue entirely!
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2 years into a big for me boat, I am no longer scared of sailing it.


DOcking it is another issue entirely!

MOORING IS EASIER.....WHY I DO IT...NO DOCK TO HIT IN PUBLIC...
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See, they can even do it while sleeping!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=702481744#!/photo.php?fbid=10150131657846745&set=t.702481744&t heater

How do you post pics?
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It's HUGE and I'm scared! You would thing one wouldn't be that scared of a 44' boat when they had been sailing a 39' one for a couple of years. But damn my Hunter 410 just makes my old Cal-39 feel like a toy! Fromthe helm the bow seems a looooong way away!
If you're giving it away, I'll take it off your hands.
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Naah... its no different to using an MG then changing to a Bently...
You cant fit in them small holes anymore... and you need a bigger garage...
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I hear ya when i went from a py23 to 37 it was mind boggling. First time going to the dock a nice 28 bay-liner slowed me down nicely. lol.... i use a mooring now.
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For some reason boats grow when they're out of the water (especially when you're painting the bottom) and shrink when they go back in. It won't look so big once you're launched.
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I went from a Irwin 43' to a Kanter 52'- the first day I owned it I had to dock it in Newport RI- singlehanded. I thought it looked like an aircraft carrier!!!!

A few years later I sailed it through Hurricane Noel... thought it was too small then.....

It's all a matter of perspective.......
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It will be VERY small in the ocean.
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I went from a Irwin 43' to a Kanter 52'- the first day I owned it I had to dock it in Newport RI- singlehanded. I thought it looked like an aircraft carrier!!!!

A few years later I sailed it through Hurricane Noel... thought it was too small then.....

It's all a matter of perspective.......

A Kanter 52 is a nice boat...I nearly went for a Kanter Atlantic 45 in steel.
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