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Old 13-02-2016, 13:23   #211
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Re: The Evolution of "Condomarans"

"Oh no we don't agree on that point, but each to their own."
Well said Monte.

"I have some difficulty to understand" Polux you got that right!

"I can only say that sailors are even more different among them than what I thought possible"

Polux you are starting to see the light, we are all different and all enjoy doing different things for different reasons. I enjoy reading about what other people do or enjoy, but I don't like being told that we all agree when we obviously do not.

We all must be mad because why would any one want to own anything other than a fast European sports car.

To follow your analogy they would never sell a motor home, family style car or even a vintage car or truck because we all agree that the only thing any of us should be driving is a Porsche or a Lotus.
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Old 13-02-2016, 13:26   #212
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Re: The Evolution of "Condomarans"

Something like that. I had an x5 but never treated it like that...maybe I should have though! Now days a Renault traffic is my preferred ride...bed, surfboards and guitar in the back, room for 3 and a ukelele in the front. Maybe I'm just getting old
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If condo sailors (monohulls or multihulls) enjoy as much sailing as the ones that have more sportive and fun boats to sail, being it monohulls or multihulls, it seems to me that they did not chose the right type of boat, the one that will deliver the more rewarding sailing in what regards sensations and pleasure.
So if the sailor is happy with his choice, he's wrong? Because you think he should have bought something else?
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Something like that. I had an x5 but never treated it like that...maybe I should have though! Now days a Renault traffic is my preferred ride...bed, surfboards and guitar in the back, room for 3 and a ukelele in the front. Maybe I'm just getting old
It amazes me the number of times when talking to people we meet while cruising that have one or more of the following interests. Besides sailing very fast race optimized, responsive mono hulls that is.

Music ie: Play some sort of instrument
Art: be it Painting, Sculpture, Graphic or Written.
Motor Cycles.

You all must agree.
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Re: The Evolution of "Condomarans"

True Paul, but maybe not so amazing given that most sailors probably fall into some gypsy/hopeless romantic/stupid enough to own a boat type demographic. You would have laughed last night, beach fire in Barbuda and 3 Aussies and a frenchie teaching 4 Germans row row row your boat and give me a home among the gum trees to amuse ourselves (didnt take the guitar)
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For me, personally, It you make the same sense as saying that driving a truck is as fun as driving a Porsche or a Lotus.
Driving trucks can be a lot of fun, just not in the same way as driving a 911. Each to their own, so I don't really see the point of your posts.
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...last night, beach fire in Barbuda and 3 Aussies and a frenchie teaching 4 Germans row row row your boat and give me a home among the gum trees to amuse ourselves...
sounds brilliant ...and we're guessing the word 'condomorans' was never heard?!
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I love cruising, even on my cheaper, sluggish boat ( I refuse to call it a yacht) because:

- I love the saense of accomplishment of making passages - sometimes more challenging ones due to our relative lack of speed and windward ability - and arriving at new destinations.
- I love a night passage out of sight of land and, on clear nights, sailing in a star-lit, circular dome.
- I love the 'couples' solitude - just the women I love and myself.
- I love living largely 'off the grid.'
- I love dolphins frolicking in our bow wave.
- I love bioluminescent wakes.
- I love experiencing new lands and peoples without the restraints inherent in resort vacations - without having a gate and a time table.
- I love the sound of the sea.
- I love tuning/trimming my boat to maximize her performance, however modest it may be.
- I love making love to my wife on the trampoline under the stars.
- I hate storms, but I love the sense of accomplishment once you are through them.
- I love how small and insignificant the seas can make me feel.
- I love being able to view the heavens without the interference of ambient light.
- I love being able to turn a rainy day into a way to augment our tanks and watermaker.
- I love being free to go where I want and, subject to wind and weather, when I want.

I could go on and on. I feel sorry for those who are frustrated racers and who cannot enjoy the cruising experience without being able to gloat that mine is bigger and faster than yours. I understand them, but I feel sorry for them nonetheless. Whatever they are, they are not in my opinion 'cruisers'. And they are missing the enlightemment that comes with experiencing and understanding our insignificance, rather than our superiority, in relation to nature and the wonderful planet that we all inhabit.

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