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Old 28-06-2019, 18:00   #31
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Re: Is this a crazy idea?

Just get to where you're going first, and maybe the boat even comes with a place to keep it!

When you mix too many goals (sailing, needing a place to sleep, moving), your plan is likely to fail at all of them. A boat is a compromise to begin with, particularly in this situation.

I agree with most everyone else.
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Old 28-06-2019, 19:44   #32
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Re: Is this a crazy idea?

yeah i'd kinda go along with the "yes, crazy" but just out of curiosity, what makes you say this boat "found" you? No criticism meant in that at all, it's just that I think you have discovered something basic to boat ownership: sometimes we get enamored with a boat or the dream it presents us with, and then we get caught up in the gotta-have-it romance! It's not a bad thing, I'd just agree to wait till you're there to boat shop... your tastes may change...
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:45   #33
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Re: Is this a crazy idea?

Thanks for all the thoughtful comments, even the ones that just said "don't do it."

We found a Catalina 25' for sale here and took her for a sail (now my first is in the books) and we realized that we have a lot of shopping to do. There's no way we are buying a boat here. So thanks forum for the reality check.
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