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Old 12-10-2010, 20:36   #1
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'Bigger Boat, Smaller House'

Wife and I have been sailing our Sabre 34 on the Chesapeake for the past 16 years. A new Tartan 4300 is being built for us and will be ready for launch in the Spring. Found CF recently while researching stuff to put on the Tartan.

As I phase out of the workforce over the next few years, we plan to start doing a lot more cruising up and down the east coast, for as long as we stay healthy enough to do it. As the title of this thread suggests, the tradeoff for moving to a bigger boat is eventually moving to a smaller house--a tradeoff that seems very good to both of us.

We both started sailing while attending a college with a waterfront campus (Eckerd College, on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, FL). I spent 27 years in US Air Force before retiring in 1994. During my Air Force career, we moved quite a few times but also found ways to keep sailing. Previous boats have included a little beach cat in Florida, a Catalina 22 in Mississippi, a Hobie 16 in Texas, and a stretch in Virginia where wife sailed a Sunfish while I and our then-teen-aged daughter and son windsurfed.

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Old 12-10-2010, 20:40   #2
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Congrats Al...And Welcome Aboard...

I look forward to hearing more about your boat and adventures.
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Old 12-10-2010, 20:46   #3
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I like the way you think Al - bigger boat smaller house - sounds like a plan I will adopt! Welcome aboard!
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Old 12-10-2010, 20:59   #4
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Well done Al and Wifey,
Not sure you will need a house of any size once you get that cool Tartan 4300 launched. Congratulations.
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Old 12-10-2010, 21:08   #5
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The only thing better than a bigger boat and a smaller house is a bigger boat and no house at all!
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Old 30-10-2010, 12:25   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Thanks for your service. Sounds like you're going to have a wonderful boat. Hope you don't load her up with too many goodies.
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G'day, Mate. Welcome aboard. Ditto on Dave's "Maxingout's" comments above. Couldn't have said it better. All the best with the new Tartan. Cheers.
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In another season or so as I finish our boat I'll be trading my house off for this one, maybe.


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In another season or so as I finish our boat I'll be trading my house off for this one, maybe.


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Now Del, that house is a little bit messy compared to what we have seen of Trix..... If you got that you would need Rains' other boat (the one with tracs) to make modificationns.

To the OP congrats, it's nice to go slow isn't it?

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Now Del, that house is a little bit messy
Them darn chickens and pigs!!!!

And yes arobbert, congrats!
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