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Old 16-05-2011, 18:17   #16
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why? a 20 foot flicka is as good a lifeboat as anything you find on a ship.
I'm interested in sailing, not just surviving.
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Old 16-05-2011, 18:37   #17
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Re: What Is Too Small ?

Ok well, lettuce know what a sailable survivable boat 30' and under w/ @ 5k lbs displacement for 70 knts windies and 22 ft seas.

My choice: 24-32 ft Cape Dory, Bristol, PSC, Bristol Channel, Shannon.

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Old 16-05-2011, 18:42   #18
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Ok well, lettuce know what a sailable survivable boat 30' and under w/ @ 5k lbs displacement for 70 knts windies and 22 ft seas.
Not what I said. 30' waterline is longer than 30' LOA. And 5,000 lbs ballast is a lot more than 5,000 lbs displacement.

You'll never catch me in 22' seas in a mini-boat. I'm sailing a 40' waterline these days with almost 10,000 lbs balast, and that suits me fine.
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Not what I said. 30' waterline is longer than 30' LOA. And 5,000 lbs ballast is a lot more than 5,000 lbs displacement.

You'll never catch me in 22' seas in a mini-boat. I'm sailing a 40' waterline these days with almost 10,000 lbs balast, and that suits me fine.
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Getting old Bash... getting old .....
yep an when I get old I wanna be JUST like Bash! Well, except for tradin his lovely cat infer my lovely dog ; -)
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Check out this video on youtube, this couple is circumnavigating in a Contessa 26.
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Old 16-05-2011, 19:02   #22
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i luuuved my contessa 26'. i wuuud sail it anywhere anytime...ecept u cant stand upp excepy on a heel. Hard to choose another after havin it.



10k ballast!!! 40 ft WATERLINE. ddamn thats big
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It also depends on how many people you want to have on board, as well as how your skill set.

I know of a successful journey with 3618 nautical mile journey with 18 people on board on a 23 foot launch.


But he was an amazing captain...
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that video made me extremely sentimental.

I made a fold down chart table over the port bunk and used the bunk under for storage.

*sigh what a boat.
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You got that right! But after reading that thread about all the whipper-snappers born after January 1, 1955 needing to get a boating license in the state of Washington, I'm happy to have been born in 1954.

Honestly, there was a time when I'd have tried it in a 27 footer. But that was back when I only owned a 22 footer.
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1954/ Isn't that when Clovis Flintknapping became the craze? heh
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1954/ Isn't that when Clovis Flintknapping became the craze? heh
well, if you're talking about bifacial percussion flaking, it had already been around about 10 centuries.

roughly.
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i luuuved my contessa 26'. i wuuud sail it anywhere anytime...ecept u cant stand upp excepy on a heel. Hard to choose another after havin it.



10k ballast!!! 40 ft WATERLINE. ddamn thats big
Another great small bluewater boat is the Albin Vega, it's got a little more room below than tne Contessa.
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FLICKA 20 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com and FALMOUTH CUTTER Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com (22) would be the two smallest production sailboats that I believe most people would consider 'bluewater'.
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well, if you're talking about bifacial percussion flaking, it had already been around about 10 centuries.

roughly.
You are dating yourself even more than we already assumed.

And wouldn't that be 10 millenia?
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