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Old 05-08-2022, 08:15 AM   #57
City: Newport, R.I.
Vessel Name: Hippocampus
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 42
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 3,010
All boats are too big on the hard and too small in the ocean. Size means more surface area so more wok. But size means higher speeds, more storage, greater safety usually and more comforts.

Though out the years my rule has been. Weekend warrior any size will serve. Smaller is better as less work and cost. Easier to dock so less stressful when by yourself.
Seasonal coastal cruiser in WE or 1-2 week stretches 36-40’ serves adequately.
Full time or long term cruiser 40’ and above. There’s never enough storage on a boat. Range is always a concern. Creature comforts become a big deal as does self sufficiency. Yes smaller will serve but you get into the camping v living argument with the bride. Remember happy wife=happy life.
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