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Old 19-02-2016, 09:38   #1
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So, I finally joined the CF after many a night of eye burning readings. I've joined primarily to find more information about my recent finding; The Fingal 27. Not a lot online that isn't in another language. I can translate with google but it only gets me so far, you know? I've fallen hard for this one. She's simple, but that's how I like it, less to go wrong.

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Old 19-02-2016, 14:28   #2
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Welcome aboard, Justin,

She looks a lovely, competent boat, but I have no personal experience of them. Maybe someone else here will come along, with an informed opinion.

There are some members here who are not enthusiastic about boats under 30 ft., but although our boat is quite large, I know too many people who have made good passages and even circumnavigations, starting at about 22 ft. to knock them back for being too small. [An example of this prejudice is shown by a poster who commented, "you must be mad!" when we wrote of racing the M.O.R.A. boats (30' and under) in the ocean off San Francisco. In fact, Jim and my first offshore passage was San Francisco to Hawaii and return, in his Yankee 30.]

Anyhow, if you actually own the Fingal, as opposed to being smitten, but not committed, I wish you many years of delight with her.

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Welcome aboard, Justin,

She looks a lovely, competent boat, but I have no personal experience of them. Maybe someone else here will come along, with an informed opinion.

There are some members here who are not enthusiastic about boats under 30 ft., but although our boat is quite large, I know too many people who have made good passages and even circumnavigations, starting at about 22 ft. to knock them back for being too small. [An example of this prejudice is shown by a poster who commented, "you must be mad!" when we wrote of racing the M.O.R.A. boats (30' and under) in the ocean off San Francisco. In fact, Jim and my first offshore passage was San Francisco to Hawaii and return, in his Yankee 30.]

Anyhow, if you actually own the Fingal, as opposed to being smitten, but not committed, I wish you many years of delight with her.

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Folks we recently met crossed the China Sea a couple of months ago in a 25 foot Yamaha with no problems whatsoever. Seems like the real issue is not the size of the boat, but picking one's wind, weather and tide window for any serious crossing. That, and making sure the size of your boat can handle the supplies needed for any crossing that you may intend to make.

Always great to know you're out there, helping whenever needed.

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Folks we recently met crossed the China Sea a couple of months ago in a 25 foot Yamaha with no problems whatsoever. Seems like the real issue is not the size of the boat, but picking one's wind, weather and tide window for any serious crossing. That, and making sure the size of your boat can handle the supplies needed for any crossing that you may intend to make.

Always great to know you're out there, helping whenever needed.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Justin.
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