Originally Posted by sailorboy1
All these threads with Blue Water
this Blue Water
that! They always seem to go down the same paths after a few replies. So what is your definition of "blue water"? How far from nearest land, or nearest support? If you are 20 miles from anywhere are you in "blue water"?
To me the term means more "limited support" than the water etc itself. What does the term mean to you?
Its actually just marketing
hype, up there with describing a bay racer
as a 'pocket coastal cruiser'.....
A 'blue water capable' yacht will typically have a faux carvel GRP hull
, a canoe stern, tiny cockpit
and more teak
than you can shake a stick at...
I think the expression is now out of vogue. The builders of the majority of today's production boats would be done for misleading advertising if they used it.
'Blue water' itself? Not in my vocab..... I get by with 'coastal' and 'offshore'....
Coastal was when you navigated using terrestrial objects, offshore
you needed celestial ...
Nearest thing to a definition I can think of would be the old British 'Home Trade' and 'Foreign Going'.