Slips for 50+ boats can be harder to find and more expensive. Fortunately, Marcus's plan was to anchor
out a lot which is what I generally do.
The bigger problem is that 50+ boats usually require more air draft
(bridge height) and deeper draft
. This is probably the biggest adjustment of a bigger boat. When you sail a smaller boat you don't spend nearly as much time checking bridge height or harbor depth
. A 50' ft boat usually requires more than 65' clearance and 6ft draft - this can be quite limiting on the East Coast
of the US. This problem has a silver lining - you will know that you are entertaining folks ashore as you try to enter a shallow harbor.
On boat size. I currently own a 23ft and a 53ft sailboat. I love both. Despite the claims of a lot of email
spam, I haven't found that size matters.