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Old 21-06-2015, 10:24   #1
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Hey all, I'm writing something and would like some help with a few questions. For a monohull liveaboard, what would be a reasonable size for an experienced sailor to have and sail from the Massachusetts area up the coast to Maine, and what season would be best for a sail of that nature? It would be a full time residence. I was thinking somewhere around forty-five feet or so. Would any larger than a length of that seem unwieldy or difficult or far outside the norm for a full-time liveaboard?

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Old 21-06-2015, 18:42   #2
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Best season summer. May to maybe October reasonable. One person live aboard 34 to 40 plus feet.


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Why not start the boat size at 26 ft. and include more options?
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If you are planning on buying a boat then the trade off in terms of money is size / age of the boat. 26 feet is on the small side. I live on the Great Lakes. Fresh water boats have little corrosion to deal with and since the sailing season is at most 4 months a 15 year old boat is about as old as a 4 -5 year old salt water boat and if you compare prices is somewhat more expensive. An older boat gets you more amenities. A boat is probably something you should buy used.


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30-35ft for less experienced, may be 36-42ft for more experienced. There is a considerable difference in terms of ease (and cost) of operating say a 30 ft sailboat and a 40 ft one while comfort wise for a solo sailor not as much difference. Now if you're planning to have frequent guests or s/o on board certainly 40ft+ or at least 36-40ft is the size to go to.
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