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Old 05-07-2012, 15:22   #16
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Re: When to Take the Plunge?

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ah, , think eric hiscock had it correct about the overall serviceability of a 30 footer for circumnavigation purposes. lot easier to bounce small boat off reefs than a floating condo. much easier to maneuver through ice pans, and way way more likely to find dock space in strange lands. we once got to tie up to the "kings" barge in ebeye. big boats( 40+) could not do that. and so on. guess you gotta have the sea time to know. ps. on a smaller boat, can rig it so you lower the mast rather than having to crawl up it.
As Eric Hiscock got older his boats got bigger ending up with Wanderer V, a forty-nine footer. That was his home when he died in 1986. He was 78 years old.
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Old 05-07-2012, 18:13   #17
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Yep, that's what I worry about. Of course I won't realize how perfect it was until about 6 months later when I'm only seeing hulks.

With the number of boats I see on the market I'm surprised that so many people find they have to search so long to find the right boat. My schedule is such that I can't get to the coast too often but I see I will have to make more of an effort soon.
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when all is said and done, its the boat you fall in love with that is the perfect boat for you. roaming the wide ocean fields in a boat you really love is an experience unmatched this side of heaven, and maybe even then.
Word of warning NEVER fall in love with her until she is yours.
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As Eric Hiscock got older his boats got bigger ending up with Wanderer V, a forty-nine footer. That was his home when he died in 1986. He was 78 years old.
your partly right and wrong. the 49' was wanderer IV which he sailed for two years before declaring it way to big for safe and comfortable handling. he then downsided to a 30's wooden boat called wanderer V which he lived on in kiwi country.
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