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Old 02-11-2010, 20:12   #1
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Could I Live and Sail

is it possible to live and sail coast to coast in a 20' 30' 2 birth boat. example= loftus 70hp mercury single outboard sailing solo

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Old 02-11-2010, 22:16   #2
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Well, how is your draft and your mast-down height (air draft) compared to the depth of canals and bridge clearance if you're literally sailing coast to coast?

In the USA, the book "River Horse" described a powerboat trip across the USA, with just a short trailer portage over part of the Rocky Mountains in Idaho. Several parts of the journey would have been too shallow or dangerous for a fixed-keel sailboat, including much of the upper Missouri River.
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There, you can only do that in Scotland as there are not the waterways in England or Wales to allow such a trip.
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