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Old 13-12-2012, 19:25   #121
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Re: Is this possible or are we being unrealistic and naive?

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Fair enough and is often the case of recommendation by owners of monos on CF (to be expected from my observation).
I've been tracking this actively for the past couple of years. The recommendations on this thread were all about economics, not about seaworthyness. That's actually a positive trend.

Cats, unfortunately, cost about twice as much as monos. You're buying twice as many hulls, twice as many engines, twice as many rudders....

The grim reality here is that more people want to cruise cats than can afford to cruise cats. This isn't the forum's fault.

Nobody's been bashing cats on this thread. They've just been comparing the budget to the plan and saying that there's not enough wiggle room for the OP to purchase his dream boat and still make the plan work.

That's reality. Handle it.
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Old 13-12-2012, 19:29   #122
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Re: Is this possible or are we being unrealistic and naive?

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Fair enough and is often the case of recommendation by owners of monos on CF (to be expected from my observation).

However the OP came back to the thread and firmly indicated no thanks and that he was looking at lower value cats.

Some people prefer monos, some cats, all have compromises. Most people have their own valid reasons. Hope he finds a suitable vessel.

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What the heck does this have to do with the post I made that you quoted? Don't drag me into your retorts like I wasn't playing attention, just do it by yourself.
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Old 13-12-2012, 20:40   #123
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Re: Is this possible or are we being unrealistic and naive?

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I've been tracking this actively for the past couple of years. The recommendations on this thread were all about economics, not about seaworthyness. That's actually a positive trend.

Cats, unfortunately, cost about twice as much as monos. You're buying twice as many hulls, twice as many engines, twice as many rudders....

The grim reality here is that more people want to cruise cats than can afford to cruise cats. This isn't the forum's fault.

Nobody's been bashing cats on this thread. They've just been comparing the budget to the plan and saying that there's not enough wiggle room for the OP to purchase his dream boat and still make the plan work.

That's reality. Handle it.
Agreed that this is a very positive thread and clearly about the economics of purchasing a cat (higher cost) and the OP has accepted the cost issue and is rejigging his plan. I think his dilemia/reality is one considered by many and one I also face in planning for my cruising life.

Agreed nobody has been bashing cats on this thread and my comment cat/mono reflects perhaps the past closing down of cat threads on this forum.

But thats a very sensitive issue that I can handle.
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Old 18-12-2012, 02:17   #124
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Re: Is this possible or are we being unrealistic and naive ?

The way I see it you have to choose between two risks: Firstly, if you spend $190K you increase your risk of running out of money before you hit 67. It may not happen but who knows? Alternatively, if you go for a boat that's half the price you run the risk that you may enjoy a little less comfort but you'll have more financial security.

I like cats a lot, but faced with your situation I'd spend less on the boat and worry less. I've owned monos and cats and you'll have just as much fun doing this thing an a nice 39' mono. Of course you'll have anchor up to a nice big cat willing to host sundowners!!!
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