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Old 07-12-2014, 15:20   #16
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Re: Boat type advice.

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I'd love to do what you plan on doing, but I have a few cautionary suggestions and comments.

First, all boats, sail or power, are designed and built for a particular use. I think everyone on this forum will agree that no boat can do everything. If it were otherwise, only one brand of boat would exist in the marketplace.

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I appreciate your first post in the forum and how you wrote it and the breadth. It contained several very good points and solid advice.

Sincerely.
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Old 07-12-2014, 15:32   #17
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Re: Boat Type Advice

There is a formula for fuel consumption per HP used for a Diesel, and it is surprisingly close, even the turbo motors that you would think would burn less fuel per hp, don't burn much less.
I believe though once you get to bigger motors, this formula changes, I think the bigger motors are a little more efficient.

No, in my opinion for the budget posted, gonna be hard to beat a sailboat
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Richard,
I appreciate your first post in the forum and how you wrote it and the breadth. It contained several very good points and solid advice.

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I quite agree with this! I was just about to post a similar thought...

So RichardPR, welcome to CF! IT was an excellent post, and I look forward to further contributions from you.

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Re: Boat Type Advice

Hello Essej.

I have been wondering some of the same questions regarding boat types to use for cruising the east coast and a bit further.

I got good advice here on this forum and read many of the topics in the archive. There is a LOT of opinion and much wisdom here.

I recently did some calculations on fuel cost and posted a new topic tonight that you might find interesting for costing.

One thing, I also considered faster boats (older motor yachts). But, the cost of running and maintaining them (fuel, maintenance, etc.) was prohibitive for me. I am leaning towards a sailboat, with a power yacht in the distant future.

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Hello Everyone,

I am looking in the used 30-50k range, there are to many choices!!
I think, in the end, you will find most of those choices not choices you would choose after all.

I have been in anchorages protected quite well and the trawlers had "flopper stoppers" deployed even then. I thought for a while maybe a trawler would be the thing for the East coast migration thing. Nope. I hate sitting still and rolling. Hate it. That is just me though I guess.

I have seen several mast-less mono-hulls that were being used as trawlers. Not as much space for length but much more seaworthy IMO.

Me. I love to sail though it is the most expensive way to go third class. But when the engine is off and the sound is gone....................priceless (as they say)

But I am a cat guy too. I like cats no matter what type of boat. The last one we saw was the big Endeavour. Made close by in Clearwater. I even met the owner (of Endeavour). OHHH.....YEA! But like a64pilot, I want some moola left over for "later in life".

Oh the decisions.

Best of luck with yours.
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