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Old 18-09-2015, 10:16   #16
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Re: Small Boat for a Tall Sailor

Our boat would be a perfect fit.
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Old 18-09-2015, 15:15   #17
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Re: Small Boat for a Tall Sailor

You might consider a Grampian 23, small, but in my opinion a very good boat tiny for cruising, it has a pop top that allows standing in such a small boat. you can see more pictures of one on my website, it's real cheap.
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Old 18-09-2015, 17:54   #18
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From what I have read, I'm trying to stay away from spayed rudders.
I like to get at least one litter out of them myself
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Old 18-09-2015, 18:14   #19
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My Fantasia 35 has just over 7' in the main salon and about 6'2 in both for and aft cabin, a little bit more in the head, maybe 6'5". They are not very common boats and they are all getting a little old, but they fit your budget, generally $25000-55000 depending.

They have the range to do the cruising you're talking about (1000L water, 500L Diesel). They don't point worth a damn and need a bit of wind to get them going, however, I covered 20' today in mine with Genoa alone in about 10 knots of wind in 5 1/2 hours.

Which isn't great but isn't terrible either, but in heavier weather they can cover some miles. It helps if you set all your canvas too (I wasn't in a rush and didn't want to be bothered with the sail cover on my main).

The main thing here, is they're affordable 35's with serious headroom.

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Old 18-09-2015, 19:24   #20
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Mr Coolio...

Where is your desired purchase location?

Would So Cal be OK?
Since the boat cost all that much I'm not too worried about sales tax. SoCal is fine. I'm looking to buy in the next year but I need to get my house sold first.

I have been looking at the boats mentioned so far. Nice to know I have plenty of options.

Thanks
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Old 18-09-2015, 19:25   #21
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I like to get at least one litter out of them myself
lol, yeah I had a couple cocktails in me by then.
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Old 20-09-2015, 01:15   #22
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I remember looking at a Sabre 34 MKI in my search for a boat and was impressed that I could stand up in it (I'm 6'3") that being said I ended up buying something else that I have to duck a bit, I figured I wasn't going t be standing around much in the cabin, I would either be sleeping or at the desk or tinkering on something.... The lower headroom has not bothered me since I bought the boat.
What was your situation? Marina live aboard, weekends, long term cruising? I'm not condescending, just wondering how much time you spend on board.

I'm looking for a 24/7 boat. That's why I'm asking.

All the comments have been great so far.
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Old 20-09-2015, 06:58   #23
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What was your situation? Marina live aboard, weekends, long term cruising? I'm not condescending, just wondering how much time you spend on board.

I'm looking for a 24/7 boat. That's why I'm asking.

All the comments have been great so far.
Yeah, I'm not living on the boat, that would probably change the equation.
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Old 20-09-2015, 10:30   #24
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My Fantasia 35 has just over 7' in the main salon and about 6'2 in both for and aft cabin, a little bit more in the head, maybe 6'5". They are not very common boats and they are all getting a little old, but they fit your budget, generally $25000-55000 depending.

They have the range to do the cruising you're talking about (1000L water, 500L Diesel). They don't point worth a damn and need a bit of wind to get them going, however, I covered 20' today in mine with Genoa alone in about 10 knots of wind in 5 1/2 hours.

Which isn't great but isn't terrible either, but in heavier weather they can cover some miles. It helps if you set all your canvas too (I wasn't in a rush and didn't want to be bothered with the sail cover on my main).

The main thing here, is they're affordable 35's with serious headroom.

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20 feet in 5 1/2 hours seems a tad slow. 2/3 boat length? I'd have probably set the main to try for 40'.

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Hi everyone. I've learned a lot from this forum in the short time I've been here. Thank you. I have a strong interest in long term/blue water cruising. I'm 6'3 and I'm frugal so a smaller boat is best but I don't want to be crouched over all the time since it will be a live aboard. I'm looking for a boat that is 20-36ft. So far I have the Southern Cross 35 and Downeast 32 that fit the bill.
My previous boat, a Grampian 34, had 7' of headroom in the main cabin and around 6'6" - 6'8" through the rest of the boat. They made about 50 of these boats (both as ketches and as sloops). Good, solid, not fancy, and on the frugal side of the budget. A great coastal cruiser.
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20 feet in 5 1/2 hours seems a tad slow. 2/3 boat length? I'd have probably set the main to try for 40'.

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Whoopsy, am I communicating in archaic math speak again? What are text books using these days? Is it NM?

Just to illustrate that I'm archaic and not innumerate.

eg: 45 degrees 22 minutes north might be written something like 45*22' North. In terms of linear measurement that 22' or 22 minutes of latitude is equal to 22 nautical miles.

So there for I traveled 20 nautical miles, a nautical mile being defined as a minute of latitude at the latitude the observer is at, so I traveled the equivalent of 20 minutes of latitude, expressed as 20'.

Expressing Nautical Miles as minutes on a circle is a habit I acquired when studying spherical trigonometry. I don't think I'm technically wrong to do so, but I can see how ' might be interpreted as feet.
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Old 20-09-2015, 23:36   #27
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Re: Small Boat for a Tall Sailor

LLCoolDave. Are you ready to adventure in bluewater? If you are starting out and want a boat with the tall sailor in mind yet more of a coastal cruiser then ready for bluewater, look at a Cal35 Cruiser. Built in 1974 with a tall salon and a 6ft 8 plus V berth.
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