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Old 06-12-2020, 15:10   #46
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Re: parallel to the SHTF thread - which HULL Material is best for the "days after"?

I think when the SHTF the thing you need is community not a boat
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Re: parallel to the SHTF thread - which HULL Material is best for the "days after"?

IMHO and in my planning a sailboat is a means to get you to some other location, or at least away from a bad location. When we lived in center city Philadelphia, a few blocks from a smaller river that led to the Deleware that led to our marina, I kept a Porta Boat on the back stoop. It would get us to our main boat in 3-5 tides, rowing. Cars meanwhile would have been totally useless, complete grid lock happens almost daily let alone some panic. But that would have been only in the event we did not have sufficient notice to get out of town.

The big boat was always kept in the water, never winterized, fueled, watered and with adequate provisions. So we could escape the city to our marina, etc and into the bay while things cooled down, or have made passage to our vacation cottage, where We are well know and have lots of relatives. There the boat would have been able to provide efficient transport around the bays and be a valuable community resource if fuel was an issue.

Im not worried about a boats hull in 100 or even 50 years, waaay beyond my life span. 10 - 20 is probably all I really need. But those may be tough years, and it may take a tough boat.

Now that we live extensively afloat we are living in our bug out boat. Oh the hardship!!!!!! (Hard ship, get it?). Wink!
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