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Old 24-10-2009, 07:52   #76
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When I first saw this thread I would have said:
A 37' to 40' boat with room for my dog and perhaps a captain.
But after reading some of the posts, maybe not a captain
Thanks for all the suggestions. As I shop around I will keep these in mind.
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Old 25-10-2009, 12:42   #77
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I like my boats like I like my men; Trustworthy, Dependable, Strong with a degree of Flexibility, Classic, Forgiving, Spritely, Predictable with a dash of Spontaneity, Shiny, Well-Maintained, Endearing, Pride Enducing, Shelter in a Storm, and always motivating me to push myself to be Better and Evolve...if a boat or a man have those qualities both are worth having to be a little uncomfortable for, even washing my hair in a bucket...of course we haven't gone cruising yet! Check in with me in a few years and ask if my list has changed... ;0)
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I'm with you High Heels. I have a 33' Hunter and she is the best. I doing my sail solo, so I don't have to think of anyone but myself. Of course, when a friends or family come for a visit, I'm really tired explaining about the head. I sound like a broken record.
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Old 25-10-2009, 13:30   #79
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Our boat is a 1985 Westerly-Fulmar, and we bought her after I fell in love. I LOVE the way she sails. She is also a tough boat...I feel safe when I am sailing on her yet she is not a tub.

I have sailed the majority of my life though still learning every day. It is fun as an adult to now be getting interested in the aspects of boat maintenance, not just sitting on the rail circling the marks...

I just don't think I would be willing to give up loving the act of sailing and feeling that beautiful balance for a great big head...now if I could have both for $$$ that we could afford, maybe...

I guess I am just an Old School Salt...
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Old 25-10-2009, 13:36   #80
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I've been asking myself the same question for years.

I found it a lot easier to just let my darling tell me (2-3 times so I'm sure she actually means it for more than just 'the now') and then do it.
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Your 33' Hunter probably has a nice head I would imagine...your friends and family I guess are just not accustomed to marine heads??? The Hunter's I have seen are nicely appointed and great layouts down below...but alas I guess those you are referring to haven't caught the sailing bug?!?
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Our boat is a 1985 Westerly-Fulmar, and we bought her after I fell in love. I LOVE the way she sails. She is also a tough boat...I feel safe when I am sailing on her yet she is not a tub.

I have sailed the majority of my life though still learning every day. It is fun as an adult to now be getting interested in the aspects of boat maintenance, not just sitting on the rail circling the marks...

I just don't think I would be willing to give up loving the act of sailing and feeling that beautiful balance for a great big head...now if I could have both for $$$ that we could afford, maybe...

I guess I am just an Old School Salt...
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Old 25-10-2009, 15:26   #83
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As for the ones that did or will, we could not have done it without our guys.
Actually, I've met quite a lot of women out there cruising without guys, either singly or in pairs mostly -- and a couple of times I've met groups of women (3 or 4) out cruising long-term. (Twice I met moms out with their kids -- one a little girl and the other a grown son but it was HER boat.)

Some of them were single, some married to guys who don't care for cruising, some gay couples. All were having a fabulous time and were fun to hang out with. And they were mostly darned good sailors, too.

It appears to me that most women can do pretty much anything they want to do. And maybe you were just saying that a lot of cruising women never would have WANTED to get out there if it hadn't been for the hubby or boyfriend who had the dream first. I wonder how many men have gotten bitten by the cruising bug because their wives or girlfriends led them astray?
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My boat is an all women boat, It gets too complicated when a guy starts to think he's the skipper, especially when he doesn't even know how to use a paper chart.
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You said it fishwife. The guys I know want to play pirate.
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I'm sorry, I'll go ahead and apologize as I type my first post!! I've been reading here for a couple months now and had to actually register to post on this thread!


I asked a guy in our marina last Sunday, we are you sailing today? He said.."the keys"......I want THAT...


What THIS woman wants, is a boat that her and her captain can handle together. I want many fun years cruising with my favorite person. Bed, head, galley...what more do you need?
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Hey Bess! I think I know who that guy was who was heading to the Keys...do you know if he and his wife are here on CF or did he leave you with contact info?

I have had to reel myself in a little with this thread...I posted my polite answer...shared my naughty answer with my husband who wants me to post it but I am still a little shy being a newbie.

Hope to see you next weekend!
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1. seaworthiness & safety
2. reliable eguiptment
3. places to get things organized...I want to be able to find stuff easily and quick...and so things are reasonably tidy...
4. classic lines...looks good
5. a velvet lined drawer... like the other poster suggested...would be nice
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Solid
Seaworthy
Reliable Equipment
Rigged to be sigle handed - by me if and when needed or wanted
Deck that is relatively easy to move around on
A place for everything - clutter makes me nuts.
A private head
A soft bed - yum
Shallow draft
Standing headroom
A hammock above deck for sunset watching
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The right man to share it with - no waders please.

Don't need velvet drawers. Simple is good.
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