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Old 22-10-2016, 20:00   #31
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Re: Tiny, Affordable Living

Originally Posted by DeepFrz View Post
How big are you? I mean how tall and what is your body shape? Makes a huge difference in what size of boat you will be comfortable in. If you are 6' 4" you need a larger boat than if you are 5' 6".

The cubic size of a small boat doubles (approximately) for every 5' gain in length, all other things being equal.
An often overlooked point! And FWIW, one of the reasons that Lyn and Larry Pardey were so successful in long term cruising on small boats, for they are both fairly small people.

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II, still hanging out in Port Cygnet. Summer was nice... it was on a Tuesday... and now winter has descended upon Tasmania. Brrr.
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