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Old 29-09-2010, 14:25   #1
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Truly Offshore-Capable Production Boat - Not Island-Hopping

I am after some short sharp answers to the following question:

If you were on a production boat in the middle of the atlantic (or any other ocean) and you had a large multi-day storm approaching which production boat would you want you and your loved ones to be on? budget 300-400NZD
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Old 29-09-2010, 14:32   #2
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Old 29-09-2010, 14:34   #3
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What the hell... didnt you just have this discussion?

or should I say 'argument'?

If you are too scared to leave Mummys side then paying $300 isnt going to help! Especially NZ dollars. What are they worth?



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Old 29-09-2010, 14:36   #4
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None at this budget.

None at any budget.

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Old 29-09-2010, 14:46   #5
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BTW - do not even think of putting your loved ones on a s/h surfing board - it WILL sink.

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Old 29-09-2010, 14:52   #6
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I dont know how much they cost but here goes, I am sure there are many more I'd trust but this is off the top of my head, sorry these are US boats.

Cape Dory 40
Tartan 37 and bigger
Pacific Seacrafts (any size )

the big characteristic I like is a
1) has a nice seakindly movement. (most important to me)
2) glassed in keel ( you said long hard storm, I'd worry about keel bolts)
3) ports/hatches not too big (breaking waves love big ports)


I think the key is not to get into the bad stuff but I agree to be prepared.

Have fun, great queston.
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More nonsense on so called blue water boats

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Old 29-09-2010, 19:40   #8
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egads folks, who tied your panties in a knot? Guy is just asking for advice, since when are we too jaded to help?

Thought of another one
Little Harbor 51 (sailed one in the Atlantic, all good weather but was she sweet!).

Keeping it simple also helps when you are caught in a bad blow, the less stuff to break.

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Old 29-09-2010, 19:59   #9
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I'd hit the captain in the head with an oar who:

a) Sailed through cyclone season.
b) Hasn't been paying enough attention to the weather reports.
c) All of the above.

I'll take a less than great boat with rigging I know and trust over a good name that's had bad maintenance. A lot more going on than the boat manufacturer.
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Please excuse my ignorance, but how do we define "production boat?" Is it really a distinct, black/white category?
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I posted it again due to having it in the wrong section.

Thanks to all who gave me a decent response.

Must admit to being very surprised at how much agro there is on this forum. Will post elsewhere in future.
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When the weather pipes up, the boat I would want to be on would be:
big
built in the last 5 years
and have at least a couple of really experienced helmsmen on it.

You're not going to get close to this for 300 - 400NZD. Perhaps 300,000 to 400,000NZD would get you close to the boat and a few years helming race boats might get you the last bit.
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That would be about $225-300,000 US. I am not trying to be smart but that is like asking of all the women in the world who would make the best wife. Lots of choices and whats right for me may not be for you. Everyone on this forum will have opinions. Multi-mono,shorter-longer,sloop-cutter-ketch,blond-redhead,short-tall,thin-more buxom. You need to get an idea of what you like then narrow your choice. If you ask between boat A and boat B which would you choose and why you will get useful info. To ask what is the best boat is an opinion and only YOU can choose what is best for you.
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Amel Super Maramu. No doubt about it. Would have to be a used one for that price.
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