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Old 11-08-2013, 15:22   #1
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Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

After looking at who was represented at the latest Sydney boat show, the demise of the small boat builder looks imminent. Both Bluewater and Buizen were there last year and not there this year, both claiming that no owners boats were available as they are out using them. I know this to be true in both cases. Bluewater is finishing a boat that they hope to have ready for next year's show. As far as I can see the European offerings at the show all have incredibly small battery & tankage capacities and can not be regarded as serious cruisers anymore for that reason alone. At the Sydney show then that only leaves Hunter and Catalina in the monos and I think their products are significantly better than any of the European boats. The Australian market is being flooded with boats (from Europe) claiming to be cruising boats that actually won't cut it in the real world.
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When you get folk with 600 gallon tankage that still feel the need for a water maker why should they bother fitting more than a 120-ish litre tank.. as for fuel... itsa bludi sail boat...
And how big a battery bank is adequate...
Just coz you guys live like Yanks don't mean we should..
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As far as I can see the European offerings at the show all have incredibly small battery & tankage capacities and can not be regarded as serious cruisers anymore for that reason alone. .
LOL

There was this great note about some guy that wanted so much in his boat and knows value and wouldnt be ripped off etc.... he's been looking for the correct boat for ten years. No doubt he will find it someday.

During all that time the rest of us have been out here cruising 'living the life'.

So the choice is yours... lament there are no 'proper' boats made anymore or buy whats available and come and join us cruising.
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Mark... think he's got it ass about face... lotsa boats for serious cruisers... not so many Marina Queens...
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Hiya Boatie! Here, in Texas, everything MUST be big including our 64 oz Angus grass fed beef steaks! (I can hardly finish a 16 oz steak, let alone a 64 oz.)

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Hiya Boatie! Here, in Texas, everything MUST be big including our 64 oz Angus grass fed beef steaks! (I can hardly finish a 16 oz steak, let alone a 64 oz.)

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We keep telling you guys... don't matter how big it is... its knowing how to use it...
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Guys, zip your pants back up
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Sorry mate... no can do... I sail naked...
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...and I fly in white shorts and a polo shirt...I don't have to prove anything to anyone!

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Sorry mate... no can do... I sail naked...
Remind me to add a clothing required clause to contract if I ever hire ye for delivery!
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Hiya Boatie! Here, in Texas, everything MUST be big including our 64 oz Angus grass fed beef steaks! (I can hardly finish a 16 oz steak, let alone a 64 oz.)

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Texas....thrpppp. Pretenders!

Up here in Alberta we have more oil, our ranches are bigger, we have more cattle, but most important of all... Our girls are way prettier.
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Texas....thrpppp. Pretenders!

Up here in Alberta we have more oil, our ranches are bigger, we have more cattle, but most important of all... Our girls are way bigger.
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...bigger, huh... (I'd better not go there!) At least TX does not get the Alberta Clipper...brrrrrrr... I do not miss living north!

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...bigger, huh... (I'd better not go there!) At least TX does not get the Alberta Clipper...brrrrrrr... I do not miss living north!

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That's funny...we worry about an Idaho high in winter. Well....I don't any more as Florida has great weather and sailing is much better than Alberta in winter.

PS. I actually like Texas but man Dallas sure has the worst roads I was on coming back this year.
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The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been expanding and rebuilding their roads for the past 4 years; one more year is left to completion of most expansion projects. Most highways around DFW are now 3-5 lane wide in each direction, with new signs and well lit exits. Summers here are scorching hot (100F/38C), but with low humidity (15-30%). Much of the year the weather is very nice. You can drive hundreds of miles and see very little development; plenty of cattle, horses, turkey vultures, and cactus. Welcome to Texas! Home of THE BEST steak in the world; grass fed Angus beef, so tender that you can practically eat it raw.

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