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Old 16-05-2011, 16:43   #136
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What is really funny is that there are probably more people out cruising who just jumped into it than those who waited and learned. I have seen people sailing with blue tarp sails and on very small boats. As the saying goes "Ignorance is bliss".
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What is really funny is that there are probably more people out cruising who just jumped into it than those who waited and learned. I have seen people sailing with blue tarp sails and on very small boats. As the saying goes "Ignorance is bliss".
Ain't that the truth, but I still don't want them anywhere near me, "you have to start somewhere", doesn't mean reckless. There's one of these pods on every boating forum who need to roll over, wake up and change pillows.
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Ain't that the truth, but I still don't want them anywhere near me, "you have to start somewhere", doesn't mean reckless. There's one of these pods on every boating forum who need to roll over, wake up and change pillows.
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LOL, yes but I don't want to be "bored" to death either.
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Old 18-05-2011, 12:24   #141
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BTW sccobert, diesel is close to 10 dollars a gallon in Europe !...

give us a break man, ...
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Indeed, that's EXACTLY why I recently sold my spacious motor yacht to buy something with sails.

Motor has two uses, 1, Short coastal pleasure crusing, 2, Large commercial shipping.

Get a Cat' man, for heavens sake.
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Buy yourself one of these mate... they're all the rage in the Cat World these days... and you can do all the motoring you want... or if the winds right... sail.. the dogs will love the relative stability and space.....
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I would definitely take one of those. You think I could get it for $100 monthly payments and a bag full of good intentions?
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I LOVE this thread........

I have learned quite a bit through this thread and am glad have taken the time to read it. This should become a sticky.
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Barry D., not a boater, sorry to hear that. I was merely commenting on how long it would take to pay off your new boat at $100.00 per month.
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big news today.
the bank called.
they said yes.
they will be back to me with an amount next week, but after going over percentages, 250 looks feasible.

in the mean time i tripped on this beaut.
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2500 miles range. that's enough to do a world wide cruise.
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Glad you got the financial side in place and well done for looking at a cat', add some sails and it'd be perfect!

Lovely looking boat I have to admit, fantastic main saloon.
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well the reason i am avoiding a sail cat is due to the small living size. i am no minimalist. i need a place for a treadmill. i need a place for the dogs AstroTurf. i do really like the idea of a cat thou. that much stability and width make them attractive to me.
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Look at a Lagoon 440 then, HUGE saloon in them.
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its a nice dream, but alas, not enough cash for a 330-400K boat.
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well the reason i am avoiding a sail cat is due to the small living size. i am no minimalist. i need a place for a treadmill. i need a place for the dogs AstroTurf. i do really like the idea of a cat thou. that much stability and width make them attractive to me.
Oh, I think you are really on to something here... a good sized mono will always offer you more USABLE living space than a cat, sail or power of a comparable size.

And your dogs will really prefer the mono to the cat... everyone knows dogs don't like cats!
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