About 10 years ago I wrote an article about just such..
We were tied to a dock
in Coos Bay Oergon, and had recently purchased our 42. And we had the funds to spend so we equepted the boat with everything we thought would be needed for cruising, the newest electronics
avalable including a new autohelm
so we're setting at the dock
and a 27 foot something pulled in across from us, A man, his wife and their dog..
And in talking with him , I found that his boat had no motor
, seems it went bad a few years earlier, and at the cost of a rebuild
, they could stay out cruising for a couple more years, so they opted to take it out and use the space for a water tank.. they propelled the boat with a sculling oar.. They had No electricty, and their nav lights were oil
.. Very simple but had been blue water for years and had a mas amount of information to share..
and we're across from him, with a 42 foot boat, with every option for cruising avalable, we're having a cup of coffee, actually his was black coffee and mine was Late with a little foam atop..
but as different as our boats were, we still had the same mindset when it came to cruising, our discussion was of the places and people we meet, and the greatest place to find Ice Cream and a good Greasy Hamburger..
there is a little known fact about the cruising life and lifestyle, And that is, It dosen't matter what type of boat you have, or what you have in it. and that many boats that would be thought of as NOT being sea-worthy are being sailed all over this world..
And only on this forum is it lead to believe that you have to have a special type of boat to go cruising.
The term "BOAT" is a nown
The term "CRUISING" is action or a verb.. any boat can be a cruiser in the proper hands..