Originally Posted by Surftrip
I have a 1969 26' Colombia
I have been fixing up since November 2013. I stand 6'2" so I have only one spot to stand completely erect...the companionway
. I will be sailing the Baja
peninsula with my girlfriend shoe-string style all summer. Next boat I have my eye on is a 34' mariner sloop
to take to Indonesia
Sounds good. No need to stand erect below very often anyway. The Columbia
is a good little boat, and the 34 fter may be all the boat you'll ever need. Want being different than need.
Editorial rant notice to mariners:
Most boaters are so over-boated, IMO, it astonishes me. Everything's peachy until it isn't. If it took skill and brains to acquire a boat rather than money
we wouldn't have so many marinas
clogged with so many AWBs going nowhere. Ever.
If folks would start out daysailing, which is a wonderful pastime, I suspect many wouldn't feel a need to buy the ever-larger boat and clog up the water
works. All this talk about singlehanding
big boats is hot air. Sure you can
do it but it starts to be a lot like work.
One maxim I've noticed is the harder it is to cast off for a sail, the less most people do it. World class cruisers and singlehanders like some aboard CF are not a dime a dozen. And the average white guy buying
the average white boat is not in that group.
End of editorial rant.