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Old 04-02-2007, 06:13   #1
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Who says you need a big boat to go sailing?


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Old 04-02-2007, 08:59   #2
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Nice video. I have always liked the M 15's. They have very classic lines for a trailer sailor. Not sure about spending more than a weekend on one, but fun to lake hop.

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:18   #3
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I recall reading a story over ten years ago about a guy who sailed his M-15 to Hawaii from California. The size of the boat suitable for cruising is the one you can afford.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:21   #4
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Aloha Raz,
We have a club member with a West Wight Potter 15 and he was until his age caught up with him the most active sailor in our membership. Our club owns a West Wight Potter 19 which has all the things a 40 footer would have except waterline length, keel, and an inboard. They've done Pacifc crossing.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:27   #5
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Back in the early 80's met a guy who'd been living aboard one of these fro a few years, heard on the grapevine he eventuall got down the west coast of Central America, through the canal and up the other side, something like 5-7 years total.
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Old 04-02-2007, 22:06   #6
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I'm living aboard my catalina 27, and it honestly has all the room you need to live aboard and cruise. I used to own a 3,500 square foot house, and always wondered how I would ever get used to such a smaller place as a sailboat.

You know what? It's easy. You really don't need that much space, nor that many things. Life is simpler now, and I enjoy it so much more!

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