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Old 10-06-2014, 04:03 PM   #21
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Since Nov 2012, we have gone from 20ft....26ft....34ft.....
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:05 PM   #22
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It's called the 3 foot syndrome, just when you get a boat organised to the way you want it you start thinking 'if it were just 3 feet longer it'd be perfect'.
There's no cure......just enjoy the cruising life.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:46 PM   #23
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We're addicts. Just one thing, it's not an addiction we want to cure. More boats! Actually our boat addiction is small compared to our tender/dinghy addiction.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:16 PM   #24
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We started with a 19' in 2000

No 15 years later we've had five ocean going cruisers and wasted tens of thousands of dollars trading boats along the way.

Buy a 50 footer and be done with it!

You may not think so, but you'll be money ahead in the long run!

Our first boat is a 56'. I love her but can't wait to get a 62'.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:53 PM   #25
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:57 PM   #26
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Typically called 2 footitus in cabin cruiser world. It is 5 footitus in the trawler world. The cure is to be broke and out of work!
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:00 PM   #27
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We were at the same boat show (and we're neighbors!) and fell in love with the Kadey Krogens. SIGH - I wonder which kidney to sell??
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:36 PM   #28
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The cure is to be broke and out of work!

No it's not, you'll just have more time to check out boat porn on Yachtworld.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:32 AM   #29
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #30
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:57 AM   #31
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Just had an offer accepted on a new (to us) boat, this evening we fly out to Providence, RI to do the inspection tomorrow. Six-foot-itus. That means I start looking for a 44 footer next week, then a 50 footer, then... Oh heck, should have bought an 80 footer instead.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:59 AM   #32
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Congratulations K! What are you getting?
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #33
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Before you sell your 27 make sure that you trailer it at least a couple of those dream destinations. Otherwise you might be kicking yourself - trust me.

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Old 10-08-2014, 11:37 AM   #34
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Congratulations K! What are you getting?
Ironically one of those boats I've always ridiculed as a big Clorox bottle, a big white tennis shoe on the water -- 1996 Mainship 37 -- not a Marlow trawler version, I mean the aft cabin weekend condo-on-the-water type, at a marina in Somerset, Mass. We have one on the docks here and even though I won't be crossing the Atlantic in it, they are very comfortable. I don't know if it's our "Loop" boat or not, we'll see. Just as we're discussing here, might not be big enough, but then a number of people have done the Loop with these and there's even one on AGLCA's website right now in Columbus Mississippi.

If this deal happens I'm already hatching a plot to run the boat from Somerset to Newport, then Mystic, and then to the lower Connecticut River, have it pulled and winterized and stored in one of the marinas on the river (where I sailed forever as a teenager), then in the spring take a couple weeks off (~18 calendar days), do the rest of Long Island Sound, New York City, up the Hudson, Erie Canal, and then have it shipped overland from around Toledo. But first we have to see if the owner's representation about being able to do a white-glove test on the bilge is true. Watch, the pictures are pristine but in reality it's a Hurricane Sandy victim swamped up to the flybridge with seagulls nesting on the radar array and those photos were taken in 1998.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:49 AM   #35
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Ironically one of those boats I've always ridiculed as a big Clorox bottle, a big white tennis shoe on the water -- 1996 Mainship 37 -- not a Marlow trawler version, I mean the aft cabin weekend condo-on-the-water type, at a marina in Somerset, Mass. We have one on the docks here and even though I won't be crossing the Atlantic in it, they are very comfortable. I don't know if it's our "Loop" boat or not, we'll see. Just as we're discussing here, might not be big enough, but then a number of people have done the Loop with these and there's even one on AGLCA's website right now in Columbus Mississippi.

If this deal happens I'm already hatching a plot to run the boat from Somerset to Newport, then Mystic, and then to the lower Connecticut River, have it pulled and winterized and stored in one of the marinas on the river (where I sailed forever as a teenager), then in the spring take a couple weeks off (~18 calendar days), do the rest of Long Island Sound, New York City, up the Hudson, Erie Canal, and then have it shipped overland from around Toledo. But first we have to see if the owner's representation about being able to do a white-glove test on the bilge is true. Watch, the pictures are pristine but in reality it's a Hurricane Sandy victim swamped up to the flybridge with seagulls nesting on the radar array and those photos were taken in 1998.
If you need "local knowledge", let me know. I would volunteer to make that trip from Mass to LI or Conn. Is your boat a diesel?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:48 AM   #36
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As I've always said, "I never boat a boat I didn't like"! Not sure when it goes from an interest to an obsession.....
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #37
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17' to 20' to 28' and now 35'. All in about 8 years, not sure what the future holds. Definitely will keep this one until I retire.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:37 PM   #38
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As I've always said, "I never boat a boat I didn't like"! Not sure when it goes from an interest to an obsession.....
We like them all, even those we find quirky and would never want to own. We have to work hard to resist temptation often times although I'm sure many think we've failed at that. They just don't know how many "almosts" or "tempted" there have been. But a lot of boats we'd love to own for a day or week or month. I think the real challenge is separating those from the ones you'd like to own long term, that fit more needs than just that moment of passion some inspire.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:24 PM   #39
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I bounced back and forth: 28 to 40, then a 33 (all sailboats), now a 46 trawler. I have no idea which way I'll go next! After our four-year old heads off to college, who knows. My wife and I can still see sailing to the South Pacific, but then doing the loop in a LRC sounds good, too. I see bigger sailboats I would like to own, and I see bigger trawlers AND smaller ones, too.

I guess it really doesn't matter. I've loved all the boats I've owned, and will love whichever one I might own in the future...
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