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Old 09-19-2015, 07:47 AM   #5
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City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
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I think it depends on the agility and abilities and planning thoroughness of whoever the skipper is. When you say "take out on your own", what do you mean by "take out" ? A day cruise from and back to your own dock? Or extended all day cruising to anchorages, moorings and strange marinas with different dock schemes?

I'm a klutz, plus a bit dyslexic and ADD. No real issue taking the Hatt out for a day spin in nice weather, but that was after a few years of always having a crew member (who is also klutzy, and forgetful). To me, the ability to see all around the boat from the helm, and get anywhere on the boat quickly without going up or down steps, was essential.

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