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Old 07-10-2011, 08:57   #16
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Re: if you knew then what you know now

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And I respect her choice,

I just wish she would show the same courtesy
have i been discourteous to you or your choice of boat?? i think not.
why do you attack ....
hail, i even respect bendy toys now that the missing markj did his rtw adventures with one .....
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Old 10-10-2011, 18:58   #17
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

I would never have wasted the time and money owning a monohull.... but then if that were the case I wouldn't appreciate just how much better off I am now.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:03   #18
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I would never have wasted the time and money owning a monohull.... but then if that were the case I wouldn't appreciate just how much better off I am now.
We totally agree
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:54   #19
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

Frankly, none of my boats were a waste of time and money. I loved each of my monohulls, just as I love my current catamaran. IMO both have their advantages and disadvantages and, while my current boat best suits my anticipated needs for the forseeable future, I could also forsee a day when I would be in the market for another monohull: relatively small with a keel, a tiller, low freeboard, modest beam, a sweet sheer and cozy, but warm overnight accomodation. There is something about not only the appearance, but the 'feel' one gets in sailing such a boat that still does it for me.

Were any of my boats perfect? Of course not, but then all were at least structurally sound and suitable for my budget and intended use. Did others get better deals along the way? Of course so, but then all of my boats were priced within the market range at the time of purchase. In the final analysis I do not regret the purchase of any of the boats I have owned; quite to the contrary, I loved and learned invaluable lessons from each and every one.

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:05   #20
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

I put a Wallas 40D furnace in my boat. I may get the "kinks" out of the ducting so that it is more effective but even if I do I'm not crazy about the fan noise. They are supposed to be more effective for larger boats then a fireplace but I don't really care about heating the whole boat, I care about heating the salon and I think the radiant heat from a fireplace would be better suited to me. This bit of too late arrived at wisdom would also have saved me money.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:49   #21
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

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Frankly, none of my boats were a waste of time and money. I loved each of my monohulls, just as I love my current catamaran. IMO both have their advantages and disadvantages and, while my current boat best suits my anticipated needs for the forseeable future, I could also forsee a day when I would be in the market for another monohull: relatively small with a keel, a tiller, low freeboard, modest beam, a sweet sheer and cozy, but warm overnight accomodation. There is something about not only the appearance, but the 'feel' one gets in sailing such a boat that still does it for me.

Were any of my boats perfect? Of course not, but then all were at least structurally sound and suitable for my budget and intended use. Did others get better deals along the way? Of course so, but then all of my boats were priced within the market range at the time of purchase. In the final analysis I do not regret the purchase of any of the boats I have owned; quite to the contrary, I loved and learned invaluable lessons from each and every one.

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Nicely said, Brad!

It's a pleasure to hear such an unbiased consideration of the mono/multi conflict, and of the joys of owning a boat in general.

For all the zealots from both sides, this chap is worth listening to.

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:51   #22
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

I would have said, "No thanks, on second thought I won't have you tow me off this grounding," stepped to the bow, and thrown off the tow line ...
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Nicely said, Brad!

It's a pleasure to hear such an unbiased consideration of the mono/multi conflict, and of the joys of owning a boat in general.

For all the zealots from both sides, this chap is worth listening to.

Cheers,

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Funnily enough, this verbalized the process I am going through. I still lust after a nice mono with sensational lines, but right now, a cat is the solution to my needs, unfortunately it took me 2 years to figure that out, but fortunately I did get to drool over a lot of lovely mono's in the process.

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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

Gone sailing 25 years ago when I had the money the first time instead of spending on divorces alimony etc. Listened to too many opinions did not form my own.
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And I respect her choice,

I just wish she would show the same courtesy
If you know Zee she didn't mean to step on toes. Her boat is her favorite, as I hope yours is for you.

If I knew then what I know now, I would have joined the merchant marines after leaving the military, and retired on the sea in my own sailboat by now, (mono or cat), with decades of foreign ports under my belt.
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If you know Zee she didn't mean to step on toes. Her boat is her favorite, as I hope yours is for you......
As I said - I respect her choice, others have made different choices.
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Old 11-10-2011, 17:33   #27
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

@ factor----



i believe i didnt step on any toesies--some of my best friends own and sail multihulls ..i just enjoy my boat and feel safer at sea in and on her her than in or on any other boat i have ever sailed.
enjoy your life and dont presume anyone is bashing when in fact they are not. especially when, in going back thru the posts, i do not see anything at all directed at or toward you from my typoing paws..
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

Never ever buy a wooden sailboat unless I was super rich..have owned 2 and never sailed either one..the first was a 40 ft'er and the second a Old Town Whitecap so even small wooden boats can cost lots of money to maintain...sure were nice looking thou..DVC
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Old 11-10-2011, 19:36   #29
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

sail great also!!just a lil too much dough to keep going. but they shore dooo sail niiice
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Re: If You Knew Then What You Know Now . . .

I would not buy a project boat.
I would ask myself how much the latest gadget will cost each time i use it. then decide if i really need it. Then spend my money on buying the things i will use ALOT, and buy the god stuff in those. I would not try to make a boat perfect.... it never will be.
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