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Old 25-05-2013, 16:28   #16
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

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May be you would get a better answer to your question on a forum overtly specialising in fantasy ?
andrew their is a fine line between a troll and genuine quest for infomation,in all fairness to the Op,people likeourselves have probably forgotten most of the stuff that we asked ourselves when we first started mucking about in boats......circa aged 5
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Old 25-05-2013, 17:37   #17
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

Atoll, it hadn't occurred to me this might be an instance of trolling:

I took it to be a sincere question, but what I was light-heartedly trying to point out was that in order to answer it, we are forced to construct a fantasy.

I think there might be more people interested in doing that on another venue.

The notion that there might be a 'hands-down best boat' for a mission, given only two parameters, is itself purest fantasy*.

At least, that's how it seems to me.

*(re your 'circa aged 5' observation: I must have been a late developer compared to you: I remember still thinking along those lines even at age 18 or so)
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Old 25-05-2013, 17:47   #18
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

Maybe I am being to "landlover" in my OP. What I am trying to get at are simple questions like what boat is big enough to handle the elements and store enough essential equipment. I would think the bigger the safer but obviously it can't be too big to handle with only two crew. What I want is your opinions and what works for you. It will give me a starting point and then I can look into these opinions and form my own. I know very little and am not even in the process of learning to sail yet. If all goes well I will be working toward being a pro like the rest of you in about two years but for now the best I can do is silly questions and hope for productive answers. Cheers!
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Old 25-05-2013, 17:59   #19
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

I know a couple that circumnavigated in a 70 footer. That's a difficult question to answer because there are so many variables including ones own personal preferences. What is good for one person might be completely inadequate for another person.
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

We've been doing it for 7 years on this. Maintenance is a bit high but can carry everything we need, comfortably. That's me on the bowsprit after setting all sail myself while girlfriend is getting up and making breakfast!

I was in the market for a 35-38' boat to cruise on when I met said girlfriend and her schooner 8 years ago. LOL.

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I know very little but if you can sail that on your own with a little learning I should be fine with what I decide on. It won't be near that size. Good for you that is Awesome!
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I know very little but if you can sail that on your own with a little learning I should be fine with what I decide on. It won't be near that size. Good for you that is Awesome!
Don't make that mistake: these big boats are easier to sail than 45' and under. I sailed everything from 16-64' and the 64' is easiest of all.
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We've been doing it for 7 years on this. Maintenance is a bit high but can carry everything we need, comfortably. That's me on the bowsprit after setting all sail myself while girlfriend is getting up and making breakfast!

I was in the market for a 35-38' boat to cruise on when I met said girlfriend and her schooner 8 years ago. LOL.

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Big boats rule when we're a but grouchie we can always hoist some extra sails to get over it haha
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

Just to keep the thread alive: The best boat for circumnavigation doesn't need two hulls to sail...
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We've been doing it for 7 years on this. Maintenance is a bit high but can carry everything we need, comfortably. That's me on the bowsprit after setting all sail myself while girlfriend is getting up and making breakfast!

I was in the market for a 35-38' boat to cruise on when I met said girlfriend and her schooner 8 years ago. LOL.

Nice pic Jedi!
Hmmmmm... Tough life mate... but look on the bright side...
your saving someone else the pain..
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

Google the pacific puddle jump, baja haha or arc (Atlantic rally for cruisers) sites and take a look at the boat lists there to get some idea of what other folks are sailing on longer journeys. There are also lots of sailing blogs which usually feature boat info, again just to get some idea of what other folks are doing, what led them to purchase their boats, issues they're having, etc... See sailblogs.com. A few sites I have found useful off the top of my head are windtraveler and bumfuzzle. Lin and Larry Pardeys books have a wealth of info too.
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The lead hanging under my keel weighs 8 tons
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The lead hanging under my keel weighs 8 tons
Yep.. But the OP asked for the best boat to circumnavigate on, not live aboard. For a liveaboard long term cruiser I would up the weight. . By the way I love those dashew boats. I just can't see that I could ever afford one. And I think they might be a bit big for an inexperianced couple to handle when berthing.
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