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Old 10-12-2015, 12:38 PM   #41
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Ok so now I'm confused.
Sounds like Daddyo wouldn't take a GB 42 outside the Chesapeake or over to Freeport and Marin would shy away from an Alaska run.
GBs go to Alaska all the time. Particularly along the Inside Pasage. That's what they're designed to do. What they aren't designed to do are longer open ocean cruises where the chances of being caught out in nasty weather are not insignificant.
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:49 PM   #42
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My 36 GB was wet in rough seas with spray and water over the bow but it drains real fast. My 46 has spray rails and the ride is quite dry. I'm pretty sure spray rails can be added to any boat.
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:20 PM   #43
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Wow, you really had to throw the El Faro in here.

It was a little bit of a joke.. As a professional I know what I should and shouldn't go through as well, but since y'all know me so well
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:33 PM   #44
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Wow, you really had to throw the El Faro in here.

It was a little bit of a joke.. As a professional I know what I should and shouldn't go through as well, but since y'all know me so well
Well, I'm afraid I missed the humor.

Since I really don't know you at all.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:38 PM   #45
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Ocean Alexander built some nice SD trunk cabin boats (and sedans) in that size range. No exterior teak....spectacular interior teak. Efficient hull design compared to GB, dry in the rough stuff (GB are notoriously "wet " with lots of bow spray). High quality builds. Also some nice sun deck layouts in the 42-46 range (if outside space has value to your spouse). Take a look...most folks like what they see. Very loyal following.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:45 PM   #46
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Very true! But it did make a lot of old ones!
Thus the saying: "There are old sailors, and there are bold sailors, but there are no old bold sailors"
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:34 PM   #47
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No, I'd do it in a heart beat.

Your going in the right direction. It's island hopping. And I'd pick my weather and have no schedule.

I mean it more than likely got there on its own bottom.
Sure, it definitely got there some time in the past 30 years. Will it make it back over 1,000 miles of open ocean ("hopping" by the DR and Cuba)? Good thing you can afford to wait until after hurricane season ends next month. If you're serious, why not offer to do it on a fixed delivery fee! You won't need to buy fluids - the ER is packed with them!

OK, so Capt. Bill is in favor of buying a 30 year old GB that's located a thousand miles from the US, and another thousand miles from the home port. Because, you know, there aren't any GBs in the US.

So maybe I'm the only one who thinks this is a "bad idea" ģ
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:02 PM   #48
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As an owner of 2 GBs over the years I concur that it's a very bad idea.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:02 AM   #49
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I thought the 36GB was a good suggestion, given your budget I would also look at Mainships.
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