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Old 30-04-2015, 20:49   #46
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Ha, reminded me of sitting at anchor in the Dry Tortugas listening to a cruising acquaintance, with zero cat experience, blab the usual tired old biases. I said nothing.

Weather was a bit snotty so it was going to be a hard beat to windward back to Key West...I got there 3 hours before him. He never said much about that? ;-)
Did you start the same day?

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Old 17-12-2016, 12:07   #47
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"My wife is not that hot on the idea of extended periods of time on a boat. "- extended cruising on a Wharram, even a fairly large one, is an absolute surefire way to cruise alone, no lady. I don't think there are designs with a less-favourable planned:actual cruises-ratio (i.e. highest percentage of abandoned bluewaterplans) than Wharrams
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Old 17-12-2016, 12:16   #48
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Ever thought.. it could be the bloke not the boat.. and backyards around the world are littered with dreams bigger than the folks who took em on.. mono and multi..
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Old 17-12-2016, 12:29   #49
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done any bluewatercruising on a Wharram with your lady, boatman61? my lady went 7 years rtw on a 34'-one with me (& married me afterwards), so I sure know what I'm talking about...
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If she went 7yrs rtw on one it could not have been the boat else she'da gone.. and.. to be honest the Tangaroa's are pretty clunky compared to Tiki's..
No.. no bluewater on my Tiki 26.. just some cross channel stuff to the CI's and Cherbourg.. and lots of coastal on the Tiki 21.. GF's thought the dome tent and double airbed on the centre deck was well cool..
Mind.. I was 35yrs younger then.. jeez.. I miss that hair..
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You still have the outfit?
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Naah.. it doesn't go with the CBR1000F.. its a bomber jacket and Levi's these days..
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..I'd like to think too that it was the man, not the boat...(& that was even longer ago than 35 years...)
magic those pants, just magic, boatman61!!!
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..I'd like to think too that it was the man, not the boat...(& that was even longer ago than 35 years...)
magic those pants, just magic, boatman61!!!
Why Thank you kind Sir..
Had a Yellow and a Red pair as well..
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"...how do I know that my youth is spent? That my get-up-&-go got up & went. I can still grin when think where it' been!"
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"...how do I know that my youth is spent? That my get-up-&-go got up & went. I can still grin when think where it' been!"
That is GOLD. Mind if I use it U ?
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unfortunately not mine:
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DoubleU thanks for that , my Dad loved Pete Seeger and the Weavers etc.and that took me way way back. I did see his boat Clearwater sailing on the Hudson once.
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I'm thinking easy trailering and comfy cruising are mutually exclusive.
Good point.

I was mightily attracted to a cheap Tiki 30 recently, until I read the owner's comment about how it would take a few days to dismantle so it could be loaded on a truck to be moved by road elsewhere (but at least it 'can' be done). Not nice to be stuck in the path of a cyclone up north without a weather window to escape and no means to put it on a trailer.

I've been tossing up between Wharram Tiki range and alternatives for 18 months. Finally decided that the creature comforts on a Wharram were just too lacking for partner in life (and the smaller Tiki (like the 21 of Cooking Fat fame) too wet). My preference for ease of trailering and quick launch/retrieval was the Woods range - Wizard/Sango. Much more civilised and accomodating than a Wharram and launching readiness is light speed. Only challenge - got to build your own, or find one on the market.
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or we could build you a new one
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