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Old 01-04-2014, 07:35   #16
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We did look at that guy's boat. I really liked it and thought it had sexy lines but my wife was turned off by the galley arrangement and the lack of a deck.

This guy also says he's been across the Atlantic, which surprises me a bit since all he had for a compass was a shard of lodestone floating on a piece of wood in a bowl of water, mentioned something about low-tech being good for the environment.
Good call on her part:
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:37   #17
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Also you should put a-frame bug screen on the hatch above the galley table the last time I had dinner on board my german shepherd fell through amazingly no mess and she was not hurt
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Are all the heads on the poop deck?
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Just make sure to upgrade to a new generation anchor and carry lots of guns, you'll be fine!
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if your plan is just to cruise up and down the ICW that boat we'll be fine. If you wish to cross to the Bahamas you will really have to pick your day
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We did also look at a multihull which my wife really liked. It was spacious and even came with a chart plotter (sort of) but I can't get over worrying about what would happen if it flipped over. Call me old-fashioned but I prefer monohulls.
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Hey, if it was good enough for Columbus, it's good enough for you.

As we say here from time to time, "Just do it!"
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What do you think about this one? I hear they have problems with their rudders falling off which makes me nervous, but my wife really likes the separate shower.
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What do you think about this one? I hear they have problems with their rudders falling off which makes me nervous, but my wife really likes the separate shower.
A boat can't have too many showers.
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Re: Blue Water Capable Or Am I Crazy?

To answer the original question: after carefully reviewing your answers to questions that we all face from time to time and finding them more than two standard deviations from normal answers we can answer in the affirmative. You are crazy.
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A boat can't have too many showers.

When it does, they're generally called "leaks".
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My wife and I love our boat but it's a little cramped so we are looking to move up. She has sort of fallen in love with this one and I wonder if you think it is blue water capable or am I crazy?
Does your wife have a sister?
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Looks like 27 cords of high quality fire wood to me. You could scrap out the rest and maybe buy a sailboat....
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What do you think about this one? I hear they have problems with their rudders falling off which makes me nervous, but my wife really likes the separate shower.
A Hunter? On THIS forum? At least it's aptly named for today (look at the name on the back of the boat).

Better go back with the wooden one if you want some kind of "bluewater" approval here.
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What do you think about this one? I hear they have problems with their rudders falling off which makes me nervous, but my wife really likes the separate shower.
If you do more maintenance on the rudder than on other boats they will not fall, Anyway if you took apart and inspect the rudder every year even so it would be a small fraction of the work and cost you will have maintaining the Caravel. Contrary to the Caravel you will not need more 5 or 6 guys to sail the boat and the Hunter will be faster and more seaworthy. After all even an Hunter is a better sailing boat than a XIV century sailing craft

But I guess you are not serious about all this
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