Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-06-2011, 14:44   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 91
Is It Cruising ...

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?
__________________

__________________
colo.sail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 15:01   #2
Registered User
 
capttman's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Satellite Beach Florida
Boat: Bruce Roberts 434
Posts: 716
Send a message via Skype™ to capttman
Re: is it cruising ...

Hey if you cruise up the coast you are cruising...May start as a short cruise and end as a long one.
__________________

__________________
Capttman

"When the bow be in the trees we'll be running out of seas"
capttman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 15:06   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Charleston SC
Boat: cal 40
Posts: 89
Re: is it cruising ...

that would be cruzing
__________________
Loquat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 15:23   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,152
Re: is it cruising ...

Crossing an ocean is definitely cruising. Anything less is up to peoples interpretations. For the more snooty cruisers, the chances are that they will have a higher definition so as to exclude those who cruise less than they do.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 15:33   #5
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
Re: is it cruising ...

If the boats moving and you are eating and sleeping on board, that's CRUISING, doesn't matter how far.
A trans Atlantic trip could be a job (delivery), not a cruise..
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 15:35   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
skipmac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 29° 49.16’ N 82° 25.82’ W
Boat: Pearson 422
Posts: 12,387
Re: is it cruising ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicorn Dreams View Post
If the boats moving and you are eating and sleeping on board, that's CRUISING, doesn't matter how far.
A trans Atlantic trip could be a job (delivery), not a cruise..
That would be my definition. I guess if you wanted to be picky sleeping on board should be more than just an occasional weekend.
__________________
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
skipmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 15:43   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4
Re: is it cruising ...

From New Orleans to Jamaica would likely be considered cruising, which is not crossing any sea and is a shorter distance than NO to Newfoundland. I've spent as much as a week aboard travelling along the coast and into Florida but have never claimed to be a cruiser. But I want to be!
__________________
Pinayreefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:04   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
hpeer's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Boat: Murray 33-Chouette & Pape Steelmaid-44-Safara-both steel cutters
Posts: 3,900
Re: is it cruising ...

Part of the answer might be the prevalence, or lack there of, of others doing the same thing. In parts of Newfoundland you might as well be in the middle of the ocean for all the parts, etc. that are available.

Still, I recommend it.
__________________
hpeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:09   #9
Registered User
 
Eleven's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southampton UK
Boat: Jaguar 22 mono called Arfur.
Posts: 1,220
Images: 3
Re: is it cruising ...

Definition of cruising is not having a destination.
If you have a destination it's a voyage.
__________________
Ex Prout 31 Sailor, Now it's a 22ft Jaguar called 'Arfur' here in sunny Southampton, UK.
A few places left in Quayside Marina and Kemps Marina.
Eleven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:16   #10
Registered User
 
VirtualVagabond's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Boat: CT 54... for our sins!
Posts: 2,084
Re: is it cruising ...

I think there's another element to it, and that's your state of mind.

Along with living on your boat and sailing from time to time, if your daily state of mind and activities are all about living the cruising life, ie boat projects, planning the next leg, provisioning, sightseeing, catching up with CF ... you're a cruiser, even if it's only for a couple of months, in that time, you're a cruiser.
Even if you're working for 6 months to refill the coffers, you're a cruiser.
But you lose the cruiser status when you go back to your fulltime job, or house on land status... until the next time
At least, that's the way I see it.
__________________
One must live the way one thinks, or end up thinking the way one lives - Paul Bourget

www.windwanderer.weebly.com
VirtualVagabond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:18   #11
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Re: is it cruising ...

Isn't it attitudinal?
If you are relaxing and having fun, vis-a-vie a 'vacation', isn't that cruising?



Enjoy it
__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:20   #12
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Re: is it cruising ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by VirtualVagabond View Post
I think there's another element to it, and that's your state of mind.
Damn, you Vic! You beat me by 2 minutes, but I didnt see your post before I wrote mine


Mark
__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:22   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 91
Re: is it cruising ...

I'm with DavidM, in my original thoughts... to paraphrase the former first lady:
"It takes an ocean to raise a cruiser"

and several stamps in the passport to prove your worth. But with my cruising plans still a few years off, the appeal of the Chesapeake to Maine then south for the winter also has it's pro's. That and the home-country familiarity.

So I had to ask. There's a lot of good sailing along the east coast.
Cruising is more than vacation! It's a planned lifestyle
__________________
colo.sail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:32   #14
Registered User
 
VirtualVagabond's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Boat: CT 54... for our sins!
Posts: 2,084
Re: is it cruising ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
Damn, you Vic! You beat me by 2 minutes, but I didnt see your post before I wrote mine


Mark
DITTO!!!
__________________
One must live the way one thinks, or end up thinking the way one lives - Paul Bourget

www.windwanderer.weebly.com
VirtualVagabond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 16:37   #15
Registered User
 
VirtualVagabond's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Boat: CT 54... for our sins!
Posts: 2,084
Personal thread drift alert!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
Damn, you Vic! You beat me by 2 minutes, but I didnt see your post before I wrote mine


Mark
Hey Mark... house just sold, just got the business to get rid off and we'll be heading to your part of the world to find a boat

Just love this Aussie $

Vic
__________________

__________________
One must live the way one thinks, or end up thinking the way one lives - Paul Bourget

www.windwanderer.weebly.com
VirtualVagabond is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cruising

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Is More Forgiving - Cruising Monohull or Cruising Multihull maxingout General Sailing Forum 36 10-02-2010 06:41
Cruising Cat vs. Cruising Mono Performance ssullivan Multihull Sailboats 100 03-01-2010 14:05
cruising log of cruising up the ICW daniel Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 5 12-03-2008 09:01



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:20.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.