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Old 16-12-2007, 08:20   #1
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Vote On the 'Best Blue Water Cruising Sailboat of All Time'

I thought it would be fun for the members to vote on what they feel is the "Best Blue Water Cruising Sail Boat of All Time". I know this means a lot of things to a lot of people so I will be looking for the reasoning behind your opinions as well. I thought at the end of the balloting I will tally up the results and award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place standing and post it to the forum.
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Old 16-12-2007, 08:24   #2
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After lots of thoughtful contemplation, QM2 best, Titanic worst.
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Got a very good belly laugh out of that one. What I meant to say was what is the best "Blue Water Cruising Sailboat of All Time" Don't say "Cutty Sark"
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Please don't take this the way it may sound but there are so many good ones, it would be a dubious statement to choose the best. This might come close though:

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Old 16-12-2007, 11:06   #5
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Why would'nt it be my boat? An Ingrid 38? Designed by Colin Archer in 1898. Of course the design has been upgraded a tad. He was Knighted for the design. I do not know of any other designers that were Knighted for their designs. That has to to mean something. Alll kidding aside(kind of). I hope most people are happy with the vessels they have.
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Got a very good belly laugh out of that one. What I meant to say was what is the best "Blue Water Cruising Sailboat of All Time" Don't say "Cutty Sark"
I'll change it for you from the "Best Blue Water Cruising Boat of All Time" to " Best Blue Water Cruising Sailboat of All Time".
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Illusion, that 210' perini would be bottom of the list for me, which just shows the question is unanswerable.
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I would think many people would like an Oyster of manageable size, say 50 ft. etc.
They are made for short handed sailing and are quite nice below.

I am not a fan of Swans as a cruising boat. They are quite brutal below, difficult to sail and really ought be left to racing people. They should put out a cruising range and have someone sensible run it.




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Who knows what is the best… but arguably the Colin Archer Westsail 32/Ingrid 38 hulls have opened up much of the globe to ordinary (well, perhaps extraordinary) sailors… The Bermuda 40, a somewhat different vessel did the same at least in more tropical climes… not to mention several of the heavy super-glass boats of the early/pre-charter era… most of the rest, while breath-taking technologically and worthy of consideration are Johnny-come-lately’s capitalizing on the increased net worth of the baby-boom generation, and allowing them to go where the pioneers had already been – albeit with electric winches, CDs, DVDs, Video conferencing and Satcom… Even the occasionally maligned Tahiti ketch might be in there too, given that it was the low-bucks builders’ special long before… however, I don’t think all; that many got completed…
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The best one is the one I am about to buy and I will fight to the death defending it. The worst one is the one i am about to sell, but I won't tell you that until after your check clears.

Anyone wanna dogfight?
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Old 16-12-2007, 21:33   #11
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Are we talking mono or multi hull?
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I like to think my Hans Christian is built like a brick $#!+ house. It's based on the Wetsnail 32 to some extent, but I think it really improved on it. Mariah's are nice too.

The crew is really a lot more important than the boat. Crews break before boats do.
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the much-beloved Guerney-designed 72-ft Windward Passage, no doubt the greatest racing yacht ever built on a beach. As Simmons motored us another 150 feet up Newport Bay, there was Passage, positively gleaming in her berth. Her current owner, who reportedly takes her sailing every Friday, is keeping her in perfect condition. We salute him.
The legendary Windward Passage, looking fantastic

Maybe I'm just a sucker for the shape.
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72-ft Windward Passage,
I thought this thread was about the best cruising yacht? How the hell are you and the missus going to cruise that bundle of nervous energy unless you have a Harem?

Actually....

Hmmm....

Is it for sale?

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