Originally Posted by Allan S
Floppel, thanks for the compliment about my Coronado, but to be honest, this is just our training boat. I bought cheap
, $2500 Canadian which is what? 12 to $15 American? LOL
Seriously, I did not want to put a lot of money
into something that my wife did not want to do. Stupid me, she is fanatical about sailing.
The Coronado is nice and cheap
, but it only has 5' 6" headroom
while I am 6' 3" and do not get me started on the engine
well!!!!! Stay away from engine
wells, they are just a waste of space and ease of access to the mighty outboard
Don't get me wrong, I do love the beast and resent every moment not spent on her, but we will be getting a much larger boat within a year.
You are doing great but be forewarned about working on it in the marina, you should get about 5 minutes work done for every hour spent on it as people just stop by and chat, crack open some brews and chat some more. Just the other week an old fellow of 73 asked if I wanted to sail on his boat for a bit, 5 hours later I got back and realized that I left all my power tools out on the deck
and finger pier. Such is the life I covet.
I look forward to reading more of your upcoming life change....good luck....Allan
I'm tall also, so I can understand your headroom
Although you are currently on your starter boat, you should, just for fun, research
the Dana 24. Wow. I visited one for sale
a few years ago and the headroom was in the neighborhood of 6'4". The guy who was selling it was tall like you & I.
Whats the downside? Well, there's always a downside. Its expensive. But what a boat!