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Old 13-08-2010, 07:45   #1
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Crew vs Buddy Boat

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In a few short years I hope to do at least one extended trip (Caribbean or up the East Coast or both). I have a small comfortable cruiser (Cape Dory 25D) which is fine for one and okay I guess for two if you are "close".

I am not too sure how crew would work out and I know I could pick up and drop off crew along the route, but to me a buddy boat seems to be more logical.

What are your comments/thoughts.

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Old 13-08-2010, 08:14   #2
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Problem is finding a buddy boat that's about the same speed as you. The you'd have to agree on where you're going.
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You don't find a buddy, then aggree where/when to go.
You find someone going where/when you want, then agree to buddy.
They're called our "new best friends".
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I always figured having a buddy boat meant I had to worry about two boats getting into trouble, not just one.
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....... someone going where/when you want, then agree to buddy.
They're called our "new best friends".
...or we know them as, "our neighbor for the day" .....'always around and helpfull. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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