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Old 18-11-2010, 08:26   #16
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Appreciate it, it'll have to be big enough to live on, though. I'm not used to cramped. That'll be the toughest change for me.
In that case work out an effective exercise regime.... there's a lot of things you'll never have to 'get up and walk for' again.... most things are usually in easy reach...
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Old 21-11-2010, 02:25   #17
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In that case work out an effective exercise regime.... there's a lot of things you'll never have to 'get up and walk for' again.... most things are usually in easy reach...
Yes, I was thinking of having a stationary bike at the helm.
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Old 21-11-2010, 08:52   #18
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welcome to the forum and cruising.

took us 3 years to get our boat. and living in a small boat is a major change in lifestyle for me.

make sure you don't get seasick easily before you sell everything you own.

there is book, of course, that may be useful for reference for you: Amazon.com: Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere (9780939837328): John Vigor: Books

Pearson 42 sailboat may work for you. there are a lot of projects of that model out there. they go everywhere except the Arctic circle. I live on one and it does feel small compared to a house.

you can run across a 39' Privilege catamaran for under $150K that would have all the room you need, but sounds like that is out of your budget. Also, that is a project price - plan to put another pile of money into the boat to bring it up to speed.
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Yes, I was thinking of having a stationary bike at the helm.
Great idea... rig a dynamo on it and you can keep the batteries fit as well..
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Great idea... rig a dynamo on it and you can keep the batteries fit as well..
hardin/formosa/ct 41 have wide decks and tho i done usually recommend them to first boat folks, they are a good learning experience and if there is a survey to follow, there are guides to fix and everything is easily accessed.
there is also plenty of room on deck for stationary bike at helm... consider it-- i got mine for dirt cheap and found my repairs are minimal after being told the repairs would devastate me for years..LOL... all the bad parts were in a backing plate so i am fortunate and on my way. phillipines is close to taiwan--there ahave to be some around--- leaky teaky yacht club is a good info center for these boats....is a yahoo group.
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Great idea... rig a dynamo on it and you can keep the batteries fit as well..
Or connect to the prop' and you wont have to worry about the wind......
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here. There are a couple of links after my signature that might be of some help.
For a one person or couple liveaboard I'd recommend 32-36 but that's just me.
If you can find someone who offers basic sailing lessons it would be a good idea.
I remember the PI in the 70s well. Even got to Cebu for awhile.
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hardin/formosa/ct 41 have wide decks and tho i done usually recommend them to first boat folks, they are a good learning experience and if there is a survey to follow, there are guides to fix and everything is easily accessed.
there is also plenty of room on deck for stationary bike at helm... consider it-- i got mine for dirt cheap and found my repairs are minimal after being told the repairs would devastate me for years..LOL... all the bad parts were in a backing plate so i am fortunate and on my way. phillipines is close to taiwan--there ahave to be some around--- leaky teaky yacht club is a good info center for these boats....is a yahoo group.
Thanks Zee, I'll check 'em out. Everyone here is very helpful
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here. There are a couple of links after my signature that might be of some help.
For a one person or couple liveaboard I'd recommend 32-36 but that's just me.
If you can find someone who offers basic sailing lessons it would be a good idea.
I remember the PI in the 70s well. Even got to Cebu for awhile.
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Thanks for your help Skip
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