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Old 25-09-2011, 23:23   #46
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

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If you could own any older sailboat, let's say between 35' and 45', fully refurbished and in mint condition, what would it be and why?
My wife just bought me mine while I was in a narcotics induced sleep following dental surgery -- a Sabre 425. Man I love that woman.
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Old 26-09-2011, 07:42   #47
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My wife just bought me mine while I was in a narcotics induced sleep following dental surgery -- a Sabre 425. Man I love that woman.
Id trade a few theeth for one..since I only have two I had better not..Might need one of them someday this one is more like it!!.DVC just kidding I have four theeth!!
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Old 26-09-2011, 16:15   #48
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Hans Christian 48' center cockpit!!
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Old 26-09-2011, 16:41   #49
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For a CAT, the Gunboat.. A wooden neo-classic the Spirit yachts. Any other Monohull, anything from Hoek..
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A 6 year labor of love just launched this past Monday s/v Moon Dance,
my dream boat.
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Old 26-09-2011, 16:53   #51
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A 6 year labor of love just launched this past Monday s/v Moon Dance,
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That's got to feel good!
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Old 26-09-2011, 16:56   #52
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They don't even have hand holds on the Friendship! The Morris is self tacking and both have clean decks so I guess you don't often have to go out there.
Where's the fun in that?
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Old 29-09-2011, 14:41   #53
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Old 29-09-2011, 15:02   #54
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The Roberts 50fter sitting in my yard.
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Old 29-09-2011, 15:30   #55
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I have to put in My 2 cents.

After two years of research I found my Swan 36 and I absolutely love it. Really sea worthy, comfortable and feels safe in good and bad weather and beautiful at least to my eyes. What can I say.

If this choice comes to be such a good choice as the Cessna 170 which I have had a version of for almost 40 years. There is not another airplane out there I would trade for it that doesn't cost 4 times as much.

Maybe once I find something I love I just close my eyes sure cheaper than trading all the time,
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Old 29-09-2011, 17:42   #56
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Maybe once I find something I love I just close my eyes sure cheaper than trading all the time,
Boy am I with you on this one. Besides if you spend anytime on your boat I think the bond grows.
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Old 29-09-2011, 17:53   #57
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The yacht will not qualify in the 35 to 45 ft category but the tender might
Agreed. There's no way I'm going to dream up a dream boat that's smaller than the current vessel.

My dream boat is going to be a one-off. It's going to have a hard dodger, a workbench with a bench vice, a sound-proof writing studio, a stand-alone sail locker, and at least two cannons.
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Old 29-09-2011, 18:14   #58
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I have mine -- Dragonfly 1200. Here we're sailing in light air.



Here's an image of our wake at 14 knots in flat water.



Note the standing wave where the wakes intersect between the leeward float and the main hull, and there is no wake behind the windward hull. Note also the aft rail is almost level, heeled less than 10 degrees in relation to the horizon. No need for gimbaled stoves or drink holders.
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Old 29-09-2011, 18:36   #59
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

I can honestly say that after looking seriously for 6 years, having found our Swan 391, I cannot think of another model that I would prefer. Beautiful lines, classic interior. We spent time with her on Lake Michigan this summer, and she sails like a dream both in heavy and light airs, and is perfectly solid and seaworthy for offshore. She has plenty of draft which may limit some anchorages, but with speed and ability to go to windward that more than makes up for that limitation. Perfect for a couple while accommodating guests long enough ... but not too long.

Now the hard part is waiting for next summer to sail her back to Chesapeake Bay from the Great Lakes :-)
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Old 29-09-2011, 18:40   #60
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p.s. Hummingway :... we visited the Morris and Hinkley yards in Maine 18 months ago as part of our quest for the perfect boat. Not that it was in our budget, but for the education. Go see the Morris being built, and it will help you understand. True craftsmanship!
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