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Old 17-08-2013, 19:52   #1
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Plus-size skipper needs advice.

The wife and I are finally looking to get out of the daysailer and into a bluewater cruiser. She's 5'5". Not so much of a problem. Me... 6'7" and over 300 lbs. I can see a wee challenge ahead. I'm wondering which classic plastic boats would be best for me to look at. I'm thinking full, long keel and maybe ketch rigged. I'm fond of the Whitby 42, the Morgan OI-41,51 and perhaps an Islander Freeport. But, not being financially flush enough to try each one on for size, I'm turning to the community.

Hit me with your best advice !
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Old 17-08-2013, 19:54   #2
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Re: Plus-size skipper needs advice.

what are your plans?
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:00   #3
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Starting with up and down the ICW, then progressing on to the islands and maybe Panama after we gain more proficiency with the bigger boat.
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:01   #4
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price range? BTW i am 300+ as well.
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:04   #5
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We'll toss the dart initially at 45000 give or take....
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:05   #6
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Its like me trying to find foulies in jumbo-petite.
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:07   #7
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check the tayana 37, i have become quite a fan of the tayana line. they are true blue water boats. and a nice example can be had in your range.
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:11   #8
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Re: Plus-size skipper needs advice.

Hiya Scoob! No more updates on your project boat?

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Old 17-08-2013, 20:13   #9
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Hiya Scoob! No more updates on your project boat?

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i have a blog now, go check it out
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:19   #10
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Sorry, Scoob! I do not read blogs! Furthermore, I am not on ANY social media. Life is simpler like that.

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Old 17-08-2013, 20:20   #11
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then you shall remain in the dark, now stop flooding this thread
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:21   #12
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:23   #13
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1980 Tayana 37 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:24   #14
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I also should add that I will trade my time, sweat and blood for a better vessel in the long run. I don't mind turning a wrench or grinding the itchy stuff.
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:26   #15
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1980 Tayana 37 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

make sure you have a generator and AC for the nasty hot days.
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