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Old 01-10-2010, 14:16   #91
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I've always wondered why fellows living in small boats get so angry when they're drunk.
Coz we usually single hand... and we don't suffer fools gladly...
But its a temporary thing and we're usually quite calm 10mins later...
We tend to slag people down up front... not slag em down and then say we didn't... but we could have...
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Financial disadvantages of a bigger boat is surely obvious.

On the other hand, if you can afford to pay it, boat builders find a way to make you single hand it anyway these days. I'm 6'4" myself, and understand the nature of big guy small boat problem very well. If small is o.k., I'm glad for you...
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Financial disadvantages of a bigger boat is surely obvious.
Not when the selling time comes.

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Old 01-10-2010, 18:20   #94
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I reckon I'm more likely to get my money back... even make a profit on my 21ftr than anyone selling a 60ftr...lmao.
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I reckon I'm more likely to get my money back... even make a profit on my 21ftr than anyone selling a 60ftr...lmao.
Truth in its purest form

I picked mine up for about $90k at a friggin' auction. $30k in parts/labor later and we were off to Hawaii. You just can't sell the bigger ones, even totally decked out. Granted, mine's a one-off, but the thing is absolutely perfect.

I have no illusions about resale, especially in this economic climate.
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Well, I have seen a Hoek change hands twice in three years. Each time at a higher price ...

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partnerships cannot be based on lies and false statements. and especially those thinking women are money oriented. men taught women that bit, so keep it. and keep it to yourself, unless you are bragging at how well you taught your woman to be a gold digger. go figger. karma happens.

when you grow respect for the lady again, then maybe she might want to sail with you. much of man's inability to deal with females is their own insecurity and their own feeling of inadequacy and their own feeling of what is yours is now mine-- control freeks -- and men actually blame women for this!!!! lol--we learned from you-- so until you guys can find a fix for it, dont gripe.

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Old 01-10-2010, 23:20   #98
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37ft as big as I'll ever want to own.... except maybe the Choey Lee Clipper45....
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Use -- My wife and I would probably be perfectly happy coastal cruising in a 35'/11m with spritely performance. But if we wanted to live aboard and cross oceans, I bet we'd want a 44'/13.5m blue-water boat to hold our junk, provisions, & water without overloading, give us more privacy and comfort, have room for guests/crew for passages, eke out more miles per day on passage, etc.
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I would cruise a 60 footer.
The one I aspire to is a 46. Theres one 54 I like a lot, but then they screw up the 58... Though I saw a Janneau 57 today from the outside that looks mighty fine.
You guys are all messed up the only boat anyone should ever cruise on is exactly 50 feet 4.9 inches. If you cruise in any boat of a different length you will surely reach a lonely and watery end.

That's a fact you can take to the bank. This is the internet where the truth prevails! I would share my algorithm with you but it's proprietary and also how I plan to make my living when I go cruising.

Now excuse me I have to go continue my search for a 50'4.9" boat so I can go cruising some day.
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Well, by the way it looks I am about to break my own rules to never go smaller than 50' (with cruising in mind) since I just had an offer accepted on a Hardin 40' .... hmmm, I must be totally out of my mind!
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My point exactly!!!
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the only boat anyone should ever cruise on is exactly 50 feet 4.9 inches.
Anyone know where I can have a 23 foot bowsprit fabricated?
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Anyone know where I can have a 23 foot bowsprit fabricated?
If your any good with a hand plane they're selling old telegraph poles down the road......
Thought of doing the same but the poles are to short...
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Well, by the way it looks I am about to break my own rules to never go smaller than 50' (with cruising in mind) since I just had an offer accepted on a Hardin 40' .... hmmm, I must be totally out of my mind!
Enlightenment is not always recognised in the begining Just....
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