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Old 05-08-2010, 09:30   #16
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Boat: Rou-Coo is a 16 ft Canoe. A big Sister is in the planning stages!
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There is no 'safest boat'. Most of the safety of a boat comes from the care and knowledge of the crew. And that means YOU especially as skipper. Of course research and buy a sound well equipped boat. Upgrade and understand the safety equipment. Train the kids in boating and water safety. Do realistic man-overboard drills. Make sure that the others know how to pick you up if you're the one that falls in.

Within your price range I'd consider an Island Packet but you don't have to spend it all to get a good sound seaworthy boat.

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Old 05-08-2010, 09:45   #17
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Carl --

I'm looking into charter programs like "moorings." Great idea. That sounds like a smart way to get our feet wet.

RouCoo --

"man overboard." Check.

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