Originally Posted by rickm505
I just noticed that every boat you are considering doesn't have a mast!!
What's up with that?
Good observation, Rick!
It's because we did what you are supposed to do when planning to puchase a vessel. We started from scratch and said, "what are we using this boat for?"
We are using it as a floating home to work from for 10+ years. We will keep it in the Northeast USA and *possibly* ship it over to Europe
to putter around the canals if we make enough $$ - but probably not. We will likely just live and work from the boat for a long LONG time to come.
We also analyzed our current
use of our great sailling cruising yacht. What does it do? It sits at anchor
while we work. We don't sail. When you live aboard and work, you don't have time to putter around sailing. Also, it's the last thing you want to do. You are more inclined to take a vacation
to go skiing or to hike mountains than to go out sailing because you LIVE on the water
. Going sailing loses its charm as a vacation
and becomes a chore.
So with that analysis in place, we need a floating island to live and work from. If it doesn't go places often, there is no diesel consumption
. Why bother messing around with sails
PS: I have been an avid sailor for more than 20 years. If I get the "urge" to go... I figure I'll keep a little Laser or something on this new boat, or rent one out for the day.