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Old 27-10-2009, 17:24   #1
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Do Small Yachts Go Far These Days?

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I own a Hurley 22 which my wife and I port hop along the Cornish coast (logged 625nm this season)
I am interested, do any small yacht go far these days?

I know Hurleys 22s in the past have crossed the the Atlantic and the Pacific, yachts get bigger and bigger but do they get better and better?

Only time stops me from going farther (nine days at a time max)

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Old 27-10-2009, 18:12   #3
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I am interested, do any small yacht go far these days?


Yes, there is something of a revival of the sub 30' boat these days.
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Yes, there is something of a revival of the sub 30' boat these days.
Woops! That's pretty funny! That's what I get for not concentrating.
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Yes they still do but there's not a lot of them out there. A guy I know regularly sails down to BVI in a Contessa 26. Two years ago we had visitors from Norway in the basin where our club is in Toronto. They had a very small boat, think it was another Contessa. So small boats are still out there like in Hiscock's days but they are far outnumbered by the forty plus boats.
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In some rare instances, the boats are getting smaller and smaller. Check out this guy's blog to see what I mean....

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Follow the "My Life" link for an interesting read.

I understand that Sven is not in any way representative of a trend, but I do enjoy his site.
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Old 27-10-2009, 22:08   #7
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What is far?
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Here's another small boat that's made some interesting voyages:

Voyages by Roger Taylor in his junk-rigged Corribee Mingming
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I've seen a number of sub-30' sailboats in anchorages here in the eastern Caribbean. Mostly young couples who've sailed over from Scandinavian countries.
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Ahhh the dream of an Albin 27 accross the Atlantic from sweden.
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We met a Hungarian named Aron in Fiji, whom I hear has recently completed a circumnavigation in his 19 foot boat. That’s a little lean and mean for me, but good on him for doing it.
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I have recently read cruising on a micro-budget. A great book, albeit a little older, that really is of the smaller boat emphasis. I have also just started sensible cruising and the first chapter is very opinionated toward smaller boats. I think they are quite capable. Of course, the sailor needs to be capable as well. (You sound pretty capable to me)
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Thanks for the replies.

I would be very happy to sail our Hurley 22 on a long passage, the down side is the lack of room in port and where do I stow all I need.

She`s great for the time being but we well be looking for a live-aboard 5-8 years

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This is an inspirational website about "Miss Cindy", a home-built 16-foot catamaran: Travels with Miss Cindy. Adventures with a 16' Microcat cruiser.
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Last spring we met a twenty-something Swede who bought a Vancouver 27 in NC to sail back to europe and sell - purely a money making enterprise. Unfortunately, he did not get a survey, and the boat was not in the condition advertised. There was impact and rudder damage, so he had to spend allot of time/ and some $$$ to get her ready for an atlantic crossing.

Point is, for somebody to do this, there must be a market for that sort of boat over there.

We are considered too small by most these days, at 32'. It is fine for 2-3 people, although I would love some more headroom ;>

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