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  1. boatman61
  2. hpeer
    Sent you a PM.
  3. Lady Captin
    Thank you sooooo much for having the nerve to put in your excellent two cents !

    Being new , we are working extra hard to tip toe as they say . We are inexperienced sailors, but have done tons of boat research, and have narrowed down our boat choice for many of the very reason you stated so wisely and kindly , but clearly !

    The cape Dory’s are at the top of our list at this point , 30-36 feet for now ! We want the number one thing to be, what you stated ! We want a boat that regardless of technology, if the **** hits the fan we can crawl down below and trust the boat can care for us , for more than many others would .

    As we stated we are not ready for a boat as of yet , However we have seen a few adds for cape dory’s that we would surly see , if we where ! Would love any thoughts on some of these boats.

    Thank you for you support and insight, it was more appreciated than you could know !

  4. tkeithlu
    Sure, David. I made that switch because of my age and my wife's size and inexperience. I went looking for trawlers and really liked the space relative to a 40' monohull sloop. But then I found big compromises in hull shape, window size, and through-hulls. ICW, yes, open water, no.

    I decided to build my own. It was a bad decision - I should have bought a commercial hull and reworked it. But, it's a Class A, 80 knot on the beam, two seacocks (blackwater and everything else), piped C02 firefighting, discharges except black water above the waterline.

    So, I think trawlers are the way to step down from sailing, but it's tough to find the seaworthiness that you are used to. They are economical - mine does two miles nautical per gallon diesel, 7.5 knots in the direction I want to go, despite an antique engine and weighing 33 tons. We lived in ours for 2 1/2 years, and it's our hurricane refuge, because it has everything, including it's own watermaker.

    Best wishes, --Tim.
  5. jalspau
    Must have conflated me with someone else. I do not have a boat and know nothing of Morehead or Norfolk...
  6. 4everbeachboy
    I am interested in your sail from Morehead to Norfolk. Give me some more details about what your thinking as far as leaving date.
    I'm in Bermuda today though flying back to Fayetteville tonight. I'll be Hope Mills tomorrow. Perhaps we could talk. (954) 579-6837 or I'll call you if you like.

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  • About davil
    Vessel Make/ model
    1987 Cape Dory MKII 30 Hull #3,
    Vessel Name
    Martha Lei
    Bogue Sound NC
    Retired Physician
    Sailing and more sailing
    Sailing for the last 45 years
    Learned to sail with the Snipe Class.
    Cruised about 20000 miles
    Mostly single or short-
    Born 1941
    Offshore and coastal, Atlantic. Pacific and San Blass


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