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Old 28-08-2014, 15:33   #61
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My fantasy boat is a 65ft LOD Buehler Archemedes schooner. You can single hand a schooner, but a mate is more comfortable. Don't need more crew than that.

That's what I am building.
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Old 28-08-2014, 19:29   #62
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My fantasy boat is a 65ft LOD Buehler Archemedes schooner. You can single hand a schooner, but a mate is more comfortable. Don't need more crew than that.

That's what I am building.
I like Buehler's designs too.
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Old 28-08-2014, 19:44   #63
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The world is changing and so are the boats

About fifteen - twenty years ago the boat of about 45 ft was considered large and something about 52 - 54 ft was a maximum for a couple to handle.

But it is not a case any longer.

With all the available systems, back-ups, redundancies and so on, You can have now the boat of 60 - 70+ feet easily sailable by the couple.
Of course such a boat is quite power hungry, but with gensets becoming lighter and more reliable, developement of dependable wind and water generators and highly efficient solars the power generation is not a problem and big boat allows for large battery banks for storage.
With rollers for main, jib and even Code 0, two way power winches, autopilots and so on the real problem is not boat handling, but the acreage of the deck to clean

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True it is possible to operate larger boats these days but the trade off is they are becoming very complex to fix, probably why I like the Chris White 47 so much, seem to be a fairly simple boat, they even have great engine access.

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Old 28-08-2014, 20:40   #64
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True it is possible to operate larger boats these days but the trade off is they are becoming very complex to fix, probably why I like the Chris White 47 so much, seem to be a fairly simple boat, they even have great engine access.

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Old 29-08-2014, 07:38   #65
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Brave man!

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Not first in this thread
This is about Dream Cruiser and cats were previously mentioned by OP and Weavis
And - being monhuller by choice, no by tradition or inertia - I understand that Chris White's boats can be a dream to many
May be this thread - looking at the first post - would be better placed at general sailing forum

By the way - my feeling is that keeping separate forums for monohull and multihull boats is not the best idea (but probably necessary to acommodate enough threads on first page of each forum) - boats are just boats, hulls number regardless
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Old 29-08-2014, 13:43   #66
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Re: Fantasy Sailboat

I'd take just about anything from Hoek Design
but yes, Macblaz, the bigger the dream the more I'd include crew. Otherwise all that brightwork I love would turn into a nightmare pretty quickly. Besides, over about 20 m there must be some private room on board...
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Considering the tax rate on lottery winnings are are around 50%, at least in the US, you might want to scale that 34 million back to $17 million. Many lotteries also pay out the winnings over a twenty year period. Considering the time value of money, the future worth is a lot less than 17 million. Still, you can get a damn nice boat for 10 million or whatever the time value calculations that an actuary would work it out to be. It just won't be anything like what Larry Ellison or Paul Allen owns.
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Re: Fantasy Sailboat

Usually you can elect a lump sum which is significantly less money, but it's all your at once, or you have a very huge pay check for the next 20 years. Either way should work out just fine if you aren't dumb about it. Shoot, I wouldnt mind an extra $50k a week paycheck.
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Considering the tax rate on lottery winnings are are around 50%, at least in the US, you might want to scale that 34 million back to $17 million. Many lotteries also pay out the winnings over a twenty year period. Considering the time value of money, the future worth is a lot less than 17 million. Still, you can get a damn nice boat for 10 million or whatever the time value calculations that an actuary would work it out to be. It just won't be anything like what Larry Ellison or Paul Allen owns.

Ah, it's good to be a Canadian... free healthcare AND better lotteries

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After the news sank in, the winners were photographed holding a novelty cheque for $50 million. In the U.S., this stunt is nothing more than a promotional photo opp. If the $50 million was won by a resident of one of the 50 states, about 38 per cent (or $19 million!!) would go to the tax man. Luckily, lottery winnings are not taxable in Canada. This couple really did get $50 million to deposit into their bank account!
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Man oh man we need to be posting some of these pics! This is definitely on my list as of now...

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Man oh man we need to be posting some of these pics! This is definitely on my list as of now...


Unfortunately only two were made, the sistership was painted white and I had the chance to see her in my home port a couple of months ago.
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Ok ok if I am REALLY dreaming... A Gunboat 90.


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My fantasy sailboats? A 1985 Endeavour 51 wing keeled owners version. My all time favorite boat. Hopefully, I'll own one sometime in the near future! I could maybe also settle for the trimaran from the movie Waterworld .
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With the exception of maybe Newport, RI and some cities in Florida, you really don't see the Super yachts and Mega yachts that you see elsewhere. Here in Sardinia, I'm next to an anchorage that currently has over 75 super yachts, all well over 150ft and up to 400 ft all here at the same time... And this is only one anchorage in the Med. You never see this in North America.
You're wrong. We see it. They get to Maine most summers. David Geffen's 450-foot Rising Sun, for one. I used to see them there every summer. One summer back in the early '70s I was following a huge yacht, must have been 300 feet, easy, named "The Speculator", from NY. I wonder where that boat is now.
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