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Old 01-04-2014, 05:15   #1
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Blue Water Capable Or Am I Crazy?

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?

It's a little over 50 feet on deck with an 18 foot beam. The owner claims to have crossed the Atlantic on it several times.

I like that it has plenty of deck space so I can stow a big rigid dink without clumsy looking davits on the back but I also understand the deck is where the crew sleeps.

This could be a potential shortcoming because, in spite of the bulwarks, the freeboard is actually quite low and I understand the decks are sometimes awash.

One thing I am also unsure about is the standing rigging is made from rope and not wire which seems a bit old fashioned, any idea what that would cost to replace?

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Old 01-04-2014, 05:24   #2
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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?

It's a little over 50 feet on deck with an 18 foot beam. The owner claims to have crossed the Atlantic on it several times.

I like that it has plenty of deck space so I can stow a big rigid dink without clumsy looking davits on the back but I also understand the deck is where the crew sleeps.

This could be a potential shortcoming because, in spite of the bulwarks, the freeboard is actually quite low and I understand the decks are sometimes awash.

One thing I am also unsure about is the standing rigging is made from rope and not wire which seems a bit old fashioned, any idea what that would cost to replace?

Thanks
you could put a "crew wanted" notice on CF and see if you have any takers
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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?

It's a little over 50 feet on deck with an 18 foot beam. The owner claims to have crossed the Atlantic on it several times.

I like that it has plenty of deck space so I can stow a big rigid dink without clumsy looking davits on the back but I also understand the deck is where the crew sleeps.

This could be a potential shortcoming because, in spite of the bulwarks, the freeboard is actually quite low and I understand the decks are sometimes awash.

One thing I am also unsure about is the standing rigging is made from rope and not wire which seems a bit old fashioned, any idea what that would cost to replace?

Thanks
i think i know the owner,

big guy? wears a lot of furs?
and that hat, the one with the horns on is wicked
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I think it will be just fine. But, it will cost a fortune to add the Sugar-scoop when you decide to modernize her.
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Re: Blue Water Capable Or Am I Crazy?

Like I said, my wife is all in love with it. She think it looks "shippy" but I am more concerned with the fact that it has a tiller for steering and like zero electronics.

Is a boat like that safe to take on the ocean? Or would I have to spend too much money on upgrades just to be safe?
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Like I said, my wife is all in love with it. She think it looks "shippy" but I am more concerned with the fact that it has a tiller for steering and like zero electronics.

Is a boat like that safe to take on the ocean? Or would I have to spend too much money on upgrades just to be safe?

just take plenty of crew,10 at least and you will be fine
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i think i know the owner,

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Different guy. The current owner is Italian but the boat's home port is in Spain.
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just take plenty of crew,10 at least and you will be fine
That sounds like a real PIA, the wife is not going to be too happy about that.
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i found his picture
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That sounds like a real PIA, the wife is not going to be too happy about that.
it might be an idea to get in-mast furling,roller furlers,and a king size auto pilot on any of your voyage's of discovery
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I just spoke with Boatman, said he is sending you a quote for the delivery. No crew needed, just his spot will be with him.
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How are the water tanks?
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Good news is a tiller autopilot cost less, bad news is there are more of those boats below the waves than on them.

Paint her white as she would be hot in the tropics.
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i found his picture
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.
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How are the water tanks?
The boat comes with a bunch of wood barrels which looked a little funky but I figure if I put bladders inside of them I should be good to go.
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