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Old 06-03-2016, 04:09   #361
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[QUOTE=Polux;2064363]Sure, I am not "selling" them to you or anybody, just saying that it is what sailors that can afford them and want big sailboats use for sailing extensively even if not on high latitudes. Many of those boats are maximized for small crew sailing and can be sailed by a couple.

Regarding being designed for parties I don't get it. Those interiors are certainly a lot smaller than the ones they have at their house and houses are not designed for parties but to live comfortably.

I understand that some would prefer the interior of an Hudson Force to the ones of those boats even if they don't have much space for a 50fter:



Even if this stairs seems a little dangerous to me in heavy weather.

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Well.. those stairs are more conservative than something Newbridge Yachts came out with back in the '80's.. I think it was called the Newbridge Pilot.. and that was a 26ftr..
not many sold...
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:19   #362
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I don't understand why. That looks like an interior coming from the first decades of the XX century and it looks older styled as the boat itself but some really like living in old styled spaces.

Even on houses, even if today it is much less common, on the 50's and 60's many people of the upper classes like to have Georgian and Queen Anne style furniture decoration. Not a big difference in what regards liking living on a past ambiance. I agree with Sandero, to each his own, even if today very few would like that style as an interior for a sailboat.



That boat is just a bit more on the rustic side in what regards style.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:30   #363
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I never understood why you have nice big windows and the covering them. Are you running around naked.


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I like my dark-wood interior. It's more relaxing and the large windows provide plenty of light.







I too love my miserable, dark, antiquated dungeon.
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I too love my miserable, dark, antiquated dungeon.
Thats not what I call a dungeon..Boats like CTs ,Westsails those type feel as if you are going into the basement..I get a bit of cabin fever if I hang out to long below decks on those..
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Thats not what I call a dungeon..Boats like CTs ,Westsails those type feel as if you are going into the basement..I get a bit of cabin fever if I hang out to long below decks on those..
You won't like mine then.. seated my shoulders are around water level..
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Ain't life grand, all these choices, pick your budget and pick your design, does it get any better??
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Naw, just must more likely to be vocal about it.
I think that sums it up, and also owners of older long keel cruisers seem to talk more and do more fitting out and planning for journies. There are many people buying fast modern fin keel boats and just heading off without all the hard work of maintaining an older boat.
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I best way to enjoy ones' boat choice is to stay off internet forums.
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I think that sums it up, and also owners of older long keel cruisers seem to talk more and do more fitting out and planning for journies. There are many people buying fast modern fin keel boats and just heading off without all the hard work of maintaining an older boat.
It seems to me that you've made an important observation with much truth regarding these many owners of old boats (of any keel design) that spend their time outfitting, repairing, planning, maintaining,etc. I return to different ports on the US East Coast and see them year after year with the same status.

I think there are other issues that keep them from actual cruising,- family, friends, land-based commitments, insecurity, ....? I don't know the answer, but some people spend their total boat ownership years caring for the boat and the plan, but not following through with the cruising.

I can't find fault with this. Maybe, for them, the dream is more important than the action. It also makes since to work with a cheap older boat if your style is to plan and dream while not finishing. I know one guy that spent about ten years planning and refitting in Jacksonville and then "cruised" about 100 miles down the coast were he has settled into another ten years of planning and refitting. .........'he seems happy.
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It seems to me that you've made an important observation with much truth regarding these many owners of old boats (of any keel design) that spend their time outfitting, repairing, planning, maintaining,etc. I return to different ports on the US East Coast and see them year after year with the same status.

I think there are other issues that keep them from actual cruising,- family, friends, land-based commitments, insecurity, ....? I don't know the answer, but some people spend their total boat ownership years caring for the boat and the plan, but not following through with the cruising.

I can't find fault with this. Maybe, for them, the dream is more important than the action. It also makes since to work with a cheap older boat if your style is to plan and dream while not finishing. I know one guy that spent about ten years planning and refitting in Jacksonville and then "cruised" about 100 miles down the coast were he has settled into another ten years of planning and refitting. .........'he seems happy.
Some of us are just happy to be on a boat, where ever it is.

But seriously, my situation is such that not wanting to do solo long distance sailing and my g/f, while a good sport and will tag along on short overnights, is not really the type who could live a cruising lifestyle So I compensate my sailing yearnings by hitching offshore rides with friends whenever offered and by contending myself with some local sailing trips. Closer to retirement I'll probably settle as a liveaboard somewhere in Florida and if that place turns unfriendly to or too expensive for liveaboards, perhaps some place else. I consider those who found their second nautical half and are able to pick up and go to be very lucky indeed.
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Refer to post #329 because I am sure you just insulted someone's pride and joy. Way to play nice!!
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With the temps forecast in the 60s this week this advice will be heeded indeed.
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Careful.. folk might get the wrong idea about Hunters..
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