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Old 10-20-2019, 05:07 PM   #2
healhustler
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City: Longboat Key, FL
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Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
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Ya know, a decent sail boat with enough space is a legit looper choice, but the idea of being out on deck with these old bones when it’s cold, and then exposed to the sun when it’s hot... constantly in the weather means having either an enclosure or at least a really good dodger. I’ve watched the loopers using sail boats and their limited decks and dungeon interiors on YouTube, ....maybe OK for younger cruisers but I want the choice of an all weather, protected pilothouse.

No argument on the economy of a motoring sailboat though. Her sea worthiness may also come in handy when having rough days on the lakes, albeit with a snappy roll. Air draft with the mast down is a bonus when doing the ICW bridges. Still, less tankage, deeper keel, low to the water vistas and tighter quarters somewhat marginalize its practicality for the loop.
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