View Poll Results: Where do you spend most of your time on the water?
Canada 17 25.00%
NE US Coast 16 23.53%
SE US Coast 14 20.59%
Gulf of Mexico 13 19.12%
SW US Coast 7 10.29%
NW US Coast 17 25.00%
Central and South America 1 1.47%
E.U. 1 1.47%
Australia 5 7.35%
We wander the globe 3 4.41%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-17-2016, 11:19 PM   #21
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Hardly fair to give the US 4 times the choices that Canada gets.
I think maybe he wanted to keep it secret from the rest of the gang. But it's too late.
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:35 AM   #22
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The Gulf of Alaska and Prince William sound, Alaska

Did you know that we have more shoreline at an estimated 47,300 miles than the rest of the United States combined?

Or that 17 of the tallest 20 mountains in the United States are in Alaska

Or for you fishermen that there are estimated to be more rainbow trout in Alaska over 10 pounds than the rest of the world combined

Or that they call Minnesota the land of 10,000 lakes, when there are actually over 3,000,000 yes three million lakes in Alaska over 20 acres

Or that if you overlaid Alaska on the lower 48 states, it would stick out into both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans?

Or if you cut Alaska in half, and made each half a state, then Texas would become the third largest state?

Yes. I am an Alaskan!
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The Gulf of Alaska and Prince William sound, Alaska

Did you know that we have more shoreline at an estimated 47,300 miles than the rest of the United States combined?

Or that 17 of the tallest 20 mountains in the United States are in Alaska

Or for you fishermen that there are estimated to be more rainbow trout in Alaska over 10 pounds than the rest of the world combined

Or that they call Minnesota the land of 10,000 lakes, when there are actually over 3,000,000 yes three million lakes in Alaska over 20 acres

Or that if you overlaid Alaska on the lower 48 states, it would stick out into both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans?

Or if you cut Alaska in half, and made each half a state, then Texas would become the third largest state?

Yes. I am an Alaskan!
Wifey B: Too cold and too dark half the year.

Ok, it's beautiful. Liked visiting but wouldn't want to live there.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:42 AM   #25
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East Coast and near coastal inland waters of North America.....so far.

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I have sailed in the BVI and Turkey, and without a doubt, those ore inferior to cruising grounds in BC.
Must disagree having lived on St Croix for 3 years back in the early 80's and sailed all around the Lesser Antilles, I can't think of more ideal cruising grounds, BVI and USVI included. Turkey is not somewhere I would place high on my cruising list (explored and visited Turkey twice).

Casco Bay (Maine) and beyond will be our grounds this year.

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Old 02-18-2016, 07:46 AM   #27
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Right, there's ten choices max for a poll. How would you cover all the ground we cruise? I agree the way I broke it up was poorly done
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Right, there's ten choices max for a poll. How would you cover all the ground we cruise? I agree the way I broke it up was poorly done
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San Francisco Bay and nearby Pacific Coast - i.e. SW US Coast.
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The Gulf of Alaska and Prince William sound, Alaska

Did you know that we have more shoreline at an estimated 47,300 miles than the rest of the United States combined?

Or that 17 of the tallest 20 mountains in the United States are in Alaska

Or for you fishermen that there are estimated to be more rainbow trout in Alaska over 10 pounds than the rest of the world combined

Or that they call Minnesota the land of 10,000 lakes, when there are actually over 3,000,000 yes three million lakes in Alaska over 20 acres

Or that if you overlaid Alaska on the lower 48 states, it would stick out into both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans?

Or if you cut Alaska in half, and made each half a state, then Texas would become the third largest state?

Yes. I am an Alaskan!
It also contains both the westernmost location in the USA and the easternmost location in the USA.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:04 AM   #33
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I chose NE Coast. Not bitchin' about the poll choices

I boat mostly in Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound, Gardiner's Bay.

Some Erie canal, Canada, Hudson River, Chesapeake Bay.
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Wifey B:

Lake Norman NC
Florida Coast and Lake Okeechobee
The Bahamas

East Coast-GA, SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA
Chesapeake Bay, Potomac, Delaware River, LI Sound, Hudson, East River,

Alaska, BC, WA, OR, CA
Columbus River, Delta, Lake Washington, Lake Union

Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Belize

Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, BVI, St. Martin/Sint Maarten, St. Barts,

This month-USVI, PR

Coming Attractions:

Possibly this summer. If not, next, the Great Loop
Next winter, St. Kitts, Antiqua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia

Future goals

TN River, Ohio River, Cumberland River, Missouri River, Mississippi River, TN Tom, Tombigbee

Pacific

Europe

So much water and so little time....

Then repeat it all.
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Hardly fair to give the US 5 times the choices that Canada gets. Especially when we have the Inside Passage, the Broughtons, Desolation sound, the Gulf Islands, Barkley Sound, and that is only the BC coast.
I have sailed in the BVI and Turkey, and without a doubt, those ore inferior to cruising grounds in BC.
koliver,
I agree it should be west and east Canada.
Do 95% of all Canadians still live within 95 miles of the US border?
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Northeast for at least a few more years - then who knows where we're off to.
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Wifey B:

States we can get to by water.

All but....

NM, AZ, CO, UT, WY, NV

I think that's the list of states not accessible from the ocean. Are any of those accessible? Did I overlook a state that isn't?
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Wifey B: You think of it. Almost every country in the world is accessible by water. Very few landlocked countries.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:30 AM   #40
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What I find interesting from this poll is how the demographics of this site very much differ from the boating world as a whole.

Looking at boats in the US, by far more in FL than any other state and the regions would be the SE, the Great Lakes, California, Texas in terms of total boats. However, on this site, Canada and the PNW come out with the most participants and the NE is next.

Now that I think about it, that makes a lot of sense when thinking of TF. I think of Trawler Type Boats as tough, even cold weather, type boats. I don't think of people running across to the Bahamas for the weekend in one. I don't picture a lot at Catalina.

Now, we have a nice group from Australia, but not many, if any, from Europe it seems. I could see language as a barrier to some. I know we have at least one from Ireland. What about the UK as a whole? Just a different kind of boating?

I think it is also a reminder what a small part of the industry, Trawler Type boats or cruisers in general are. Runabouts and pontoons dominate. Fishing boats. Then Sportfishing boats and center consoles. Then it's the use of the boat. There are far more Sea Ray cruisers, primarily Sundancers, sold than any other cruising boats sold in the US. But not only is the boat not trawler like, the user isn't a trawler type. It's younger couples with families getting out for the weekend and the occasional week perhaps. The reality is you can take any style boat and it will have a very small percentage of the overall boating market. There are just so many different segments.
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