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Old 12-11-2012, 19:49   #1
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Blue Water Crusier

I really like reading about this subject. Is there a best boat? I think everybody has a favorite. People go with little money(go now go simple) I think it goes, Lin and Larry Pardy thank you. Another end of it, Steve and Linda Dashew with their 60 ft of water line, and they have said in the past, I won't make a crossing unless I can have a hot shower and a cold drink, sounds good to me . So whats the best boat ? Please don't answer!!! I know there are other threads going on about this right now. My point of this thread is go now but go safe. Do some local cursing, look for some heavy weather and practice, but first know what you are getting into and get the right equipment to deal with it. Try a few MOB rescues, get to know you and your boat. As for the young types, you have the right idea, just do it. And I hoist a shot of Pussers to you! I think you will like this blog. SailPanache.com Be safe.
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Old 12-11-2012, 19:54   #2
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Alajuela 33
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Old 12-11-2012, 20:41   #3
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Cursing, that's one name for it.
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Old 13-11-2012, 06:21   #4
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Originally Posted by markwesti;1083326... So whats the best boat ? [B
Please don't answer!!! [/B]I know there are other threads going on about this right now. My point of this thread is go now but go safe. Do some local cursing, look for some heavy weather and practice, but first know what you are getting into and get the right equipment to deal with it. Try a few MOB rescues, get to know you and your boat. As for the young types, you have the right idea, just do it. And I hoist a shot of Pussers to you! I think you will like this blog. SailPanache.com Be safe.

This starts with a question but it really isn't a question. What is it, advice?
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Old 13-11-2012, 06:37   #5
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Q: Is there a "BEST" boat?

A: Is there a "BEST" tie?
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Old 13-11-2012, 06:47   #6
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We can' start another thread about this. Where's Chuckles, at least he was entertaining
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:05   #7
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Wow, another best bluewater boat thread
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:26   #8
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I think minimum requirements for heading out to sea are a thick aluminium hull (with forward and rear collision bulkheads)

Oh, and an oversized Rocna anchor
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:58   #9
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Re: Blue Water Crusier

".. Do some local cursing,..."

Ya, dont worry, you'll be doing plenty of that cruising!
A lot of good boats out there, each one has it's idiosyncrasies, you just get used to what you have.
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I posted this before, but since the question came up again, here it is again.

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The question of what makes a "bluewater cruiser" is one that comes up continuously, and I believe that the reason for this is that it has never been definitively defined. I would like to answer that question once and for all and put an end to the heretofore endless debate. In the book, "The History of the World According to Me" (not yet in print), the origin of the term is quite clear. Way back in the days that Wrigley chewing gum was being manufactured on Catalina Island, quality control inspectors noticed an "off" flavor to the chewing gum when the wind was from the East. After much troubleshooting, consulting of tea leaves, and the sacrifice of three chickens and a goat, it was determined that the "off" flavor was caused by an odor that was coming from raw sewage that the flotilla anchored off Avalon was pumping into the water. Frank "The Tank" Wrigley (don't ask) immediately banned the discharge of sewage overboard. He is reliably quoted to have said, "I am swimming in affluence, and I'll be damned if I have to swim in effluence!" The ban was ineffective until dye tablets were introduced into the heads of all vessels moored off of Avalon. The dye tablets were (you guessed it) BLUE! Any vessel with a head that could be pumped overboard was thenceforth known as "a bluewater vessel", hence, "bluewater sailboat". So if your boat only came with a porta-potty, sorry, it's simply not bluewater capable without extensive modifications.

I hope this entirely true story will put to rest any more questions regarding the qualifications for a bluewater sailboat.
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Hi, let me clarify a bit. No this was not meant to be another thread about the best bluewater CRUISING(sp. sorry) boat. Like I said we already have some of those going on right now. This was meant to be a thread about being safe by practice with your boat. As in getting safety gear and knowing how to use it. Also I was trying to get you to look at the Blog SailPanache.com If you look at the Blog you will see a young man sailing on a budget with a modest boat, however there is really nice gear on his boat.
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I think the current term for this is: meh.
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I posted this before, but since the question came up again, here it is again.
+1

Pure genius! Thanks
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:11   #14
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As in getting safety gear and knowing how to use it. Also I was trying to get you to look at the Blog SailPanache.com If you look at the Blog you will see a young man sailing on a budget with a modest boat, however there is really nice gear on his boat.
Mate I went to your site, great photos by the way!

You might want to get people to expand their knot vocabulary before you ask them to worry about safety gear. Seriously using hitches to attach to a mooring? Try a couple of half turns and then a bowline maybe?

Enjoyed the last post, honest and interesting. You have some balls as well using kickstarter to partially fund your passage!

However make sure you understand the rules of the forum, you are not allowed to farm this forum for readership.
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:28   #15
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Planning to take my Westsail 28 around to world in March. First 1.5 years in the Caribbean, SA & CA.

Sure I would like bigger and faster, but I am going NOW!
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