Originally Posted by SkiprJohn
I personally would look at 32 to 36 foot boats and not have in mast furling. Maybe where you sail you'll need air conditioning but I don't need it in Hawaii
and rather hate the noise
of a generator (or engine) running.
Anyway, walk the docks and talk with cruising folk about their boats and start reading about sailing and cruising. Ragtop = sailboat. Stinkpot = powerboat. Never heard of an ignition key sailor. New term?
Good luck in your search for your right boat.
I am a disciple of George Buheler. He is the Diesel
Duck guy. Just cannot afford his stuff. I have done a 28 ft Camano bare boat out of Victoria...really neat. Did a 2x engine diesel
37 ft power catamaran
out Ft Lauderdale down to Key West
. and then there is my 22 ft Bennington, all of em had an ignition key, so I tagged them ignition key sailing. The motor
whale boat I looked for pilots that missed the Ranger
was so long ago I cannot remember if it had a key or not.
Last year spent a week in Maui, you sure picked a pretty place to live.