Originally Posted by Julie Mor
But I still see a value in defining "Blue Water Boat."
There is a point where any answer is wrong.......
and also any boat is wrong, as much as its right...........
If I moved to the country, and had to pick up a couple bales of hay for the horses, you wouldnt see me buying
a "Prius" to do so, a pickup truck would be more the answer. and even though the truck with horse crap on the floorboards might be great for the ranch, its not the greatest move to take the wife to the Opera.
And even though there are thousands of different cars to purchase
, I'd kind of like to find an older 55 chevy to restore as a family
car, and it would be fine if it were a station wagon..
So in this boat world we live in, there are thousands of boats to use for different uses and ventures.. So my choice, like an older 1955 chevy that will not only get the job done, but its got a little spice to add to it, My FIRST 42, and I'd love to "pimp" it our with full carbon sails
and a great set of graphics on the side.
The westsail we all know is a proven cruiser, its not fast, hobby-horses to weather
, and kinda cramped a little but when you see a fully decked out W32 , all varnished up and under sail, she's as pretty as they get..
And if you installed a "Junk" rig, its that much better..........
Fact is, the right person could round the world
on a "sailboard".. would I want to do so, not really. but there are many people sailing around with boats I wouldnt cross a lake with, let alone cross an ocean with..
so back to picking the right boat for the right purpose, like the truck and the Prius, Going to Mexico
from the west coast
of the US, probably any production boat built.. Doing the inland passage
over the top, using a light-weight "J" boat might not be the proper thing to do..
So as much as the right boat to use for the purpose, you can also use the wrong boat, like taking my wife to the opera in the ranch truck, even though the truck will do the job, It dosent fit the chore.
For me, I like cruising in my "Hot Rod" , and at times it might be a little rough, wont sail dead down wind
, and a little pushed to sail it short handed.
But I Damn Sure Look Good Doing It.............................