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Old 06-06-2011, 16:58   #16
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Re: is it cruising ...

There are several types of cruising.... coastal cruising is one of them. Dont let others define and label you. Although we only cruise 7 months out of the year and go home to a house for the remainder of the year we still consider ourselves cruisers. (when we are on the boat that is.) We don't park in one place for long periods, we live on the boat, avoid marinas if possible, and never really have a plan. It isnt about crossing oceans it's about being out there on the water doing it ... not just talking about doing it. Have fun and good luck !!!!
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why did you ask? to engender a rise, the whole question is ridiculous.
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why did you ask? to engender a rise, the whole question is ridiculous.
Hey... this is the 'pub talk' part of CF... it's full of ridiculous stuff, but it's where personalities are discovered and friendships happen, so don't knock it. It has a useful role to play too
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i'll grant you that, and as i wait for my wife to get back from nyc to this at once premier sailing ground i shall imagine your thoughts. As a "pub" debater and fellow man about about town, it is my contention that a small thought is as good as a great one.
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i'll grant you that, and as i wait for my wife to get back from nyc to this at once premier sailing ground i shall imagine your thoughts. As a "pub" debater and fellow man about about town, it is my contention that a small thought is as good as a great one.
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Re: is it cruising ...

meanwhile back to the topic .............

I consider any sailing that is about going somewhere to see something, cruising. I consider crossing an ocean, sailing. Hopefully all sailing is in search of some cruising or is practice for such!
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Re: is it cruising ...

Is it not that each of us has our own definition "CRUISING"? Lets face it, there is something self-fulfilling we look for when we seek the "cruising life". Be it short term or long term; having goals of distant shores or just a simpler life; however we define "cruising" we seem to be looking for a mental state to satisfy.....
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Re: is it cruising ...

IMO, you can cruise in a sailing dingy, and it has little to do with crossing oceans.

As others say, cruising is a state of mind not a matter of mega-miles. Skeptics may like to read what Frank Dye did in his 16' Wayfarer:

"Offshore cruising in an open boat can be hard, cold, wet, lonely and occasionally miserable, but it is exhilarating too. To take an open dinghy across a hundred miles of sea, taking weather as it comes; to know that you have only yourself and your mate to rely on in an emergency; to see the beauty of dawn creep across the ever restless and dangerous ocean; to make a safe landfall - is wonderful and all of these things develop a self-reliance that is missing from the modern, mechanical, safety-conscious civilised world."

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You better throw in a dogleg to Bermuda just to be safe. . . .
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... taking weather as it comes;
to know that you have only yourself and your mate to rely on in an emergency;
...these things develop a self-reliance that is missing from the modern, mechanical, safety-conscious civilised world."
Woo Hoo! I could have used this quote a couple of days ago when I expressed these same unpopular notions and suggested that singlehanders in particular and sailors generally should not use satphones, EPIRBS, and PLBs, etc to call for help when in trouble at sea.

Apparently a lot of modern sailors feel that sailing without these aids is too dangerous.
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sailing from New Orleans to Newfoundland? Or is this just gunkholing over a longer distance?
Do you consider yourself a "cruiser" if you never leave the shores of this continent?
Depends on what the definition of is is.
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I thought you had to have at least a 40 year old car with a better paint job than it had brand new and drive it through downtown (town doesn't really matter) less than 30 MPH to be "cruising"?
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Depends on what the definition of is is.
Some people consider this cruising:



Don't watch it with kids unless you want to do some explaining.

No wonder people want to sail off into the sunset !
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Great!

Now I gotta gouge my eyes out.
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