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Old 29-05-2013, 07:42   #76
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

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(...) The problem with Oyster, Contest, Halberg Rassy etc. is that they are not made for a couple to live aboard and sail the boat. The Sundeer and Amel are, so will fit better.(...)
Yep. Spent a long while looking at an Amel 54 and I liked her a lot. Last year we saw their newest biggest (64, I think) and they seem to be going in a new direction.

Of the newer boats I think all the pseudo-racers of the Pogo, Akilaria, etc. cruising mode are easily driven by a crew of two (actually, by one person just as well). I have also seen a JP54 and Ourson Rapide, and they were both laid out for two/single.

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Old 29-05-2013, 07:46   #77
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

Regarding the screwdriver comment, I should have specified that you want to rap the deck with the end of the handle making contact. Rapping with the pointy end may get you shot by the outraged owner.
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Old 29-05-2013, 10:18   #78
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I figured as much but thanks for clarifying
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Old 29-05-2013, 10:44   #79
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

I've sailed, as ranking tar, boats from 12-46 feet. I always said our Vancouver 27 was the easiest thing to sail. It was. It forgave the dumbest mistakes and I made a lot of them. A child can sail it.

We recently took ownership of a Tayana 37. Maybe I have to reassess my opinion.
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Old 29-05-2013, 10:50   #80
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I've sailed, as ranking tar, boats from 12-46 feet. I always said our Vancouver 27 was the easiest thing to sail. It was. It forgave the dumbest mistakes and I made a lot of them. A child can sail it.

We recently took ownership of a Tayana 37. Maybe I have to reassess my opinion.
The Tayana will sail better and easier. You'll be used to the bigger size very quickly, congrats!
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Old 29-05-2013, 11:14   #81
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

A question near and dear to my heart for a number of years so I'll share the following:
- not too big to "man handle" should equipment break
- big enough to hold food and water for five weeks plus an emergency stash
- built strongly enough so you won't worry about it coming apart
- built light enough to move reasonably well
- designed to provide a smooth ride in choppy seas
- designed to not wallow in rough swells

Confession: I have what I think is that perfect boat, a 1989 Pacific Seacraft 31 (the Crealock design), and it will soon be available on the market. (Lost my job and the prospects are not favorable for finding another.) If you're interested, send me a message.

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Confession: I have what I think is that perfect boat, a 1989 Pacific Seacraft 31 (the Crealock design), and it will soon be available on the market.
Indeed, the Pacific Seacraft 31 has a good reputation and seems a comfortable boat from what I have seen. Good choice !
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Old 29-05-2013, 13:05   #83
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

I think many PS boats are very nice boats, but some have cockpit large enough to host a major portion of the ocean.

So, for an extended offshore adventure I would opt for something with either open cockpit or else a Westsail style cockpit tub.

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Old 29-05-2013, 20:35   #84
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The cockpit of our PS 34 is tiny compared to most other boats this size. It's also a pretty dry cockpit in most conditions, something about the shape of the bow.

Two PS from our last marina (34 and 37) made the trip from Newfoundland to Ireland, a rough passage at best. I've talked to both skippers and they credit the boat

We started living on our 34 three weeks ago. So far so good. The boat is a tank. We love it. And yes, it can sail upwind. And no, I am not trying to sell it.

Back to the OPs question.

I learned to sail on a small tri and I love multis. Multis are popular where I come from (Queensland) where tropical and subtropical conditions prevail.

But multis are rare on Lake Superior. There is probably good reason for that. I don't remember seeing many on Lake Michigan or Lake Erie either. I am guessing it is because dockage is at a premium and heavier conditions s prevail.

One more consideration. Consensus seems to be multis need to be much, much bigger to be safe for ocean crossings. Big multis cost an arm and a leg. It is probably going to be much, much less expensive taking the mono route.
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What I like about the ps 34 cockpit is that it is just long enough to lay down in but small enough to keep everything within reach.
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

What is the best girl? A blonde, a brunette or a red head. This is is silly question.
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

A Brunette of course.
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This one... steel, 3 cabins, and a great designer.. fin keel

Already done it twice.. the boat not me..
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

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My boat is a Nor'sea 27. It's built strong and built to go anywhere. It's reported that there are 4 of them that have circumnavigated. Once couple I know of went back and forth over the Atlantic between the US and Europe, then went to the Caribbean then through the Pacific to New Caledonia. Then they shipped it to France by barge.

This is my first boat and going to get familiar with it on a local lake. It's a fun boat to work on and soon it'll be in the water to start sailing. I've already been daydreaming of what I would get if I were to go larger and so far, I've been leaning toward a Cape George 38 or 40. I considered getting a larger boat but I saw advice elsewhere that I thought was good saying that for the systems you want on a boat, get a boat that has them but on a smaller scale. That way, you'll have some experience when you upgrade later on without it everything being overwhelming. Then, you'll also have an idea of what costs are later for fixing, maintaining, replacing etc.

Plenty of different boats out there. I did a lot of research for what I wanted and just happened to get one I really wanted at a bit of a stretch of what I originally budgeted but I'm glad I went for it.

Like mentioned already, just do some research and see what works for you.

Good luck to you. Have Fun!
If I remember correctly you are not a small man(6 ft plus?),so you must surely be smitten with that boat..
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Re: What is the best boat to circumnavigate with a two person crew

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What is the best girl? A blonde, a brunette or a red head. This is is silly question.
My real question is just what were you really looking for when you came across a thread that hadn't been active for 22 months and decided this was a helpful post to reactivate it.
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