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  1. Didn't say it would be the best, but lesser boats have cruised just fine. Why do you think the 38 is so bad? Distance cruising is 98% sitting at anchor. Even rafts can sail downwind. It's personal preference. I'd go with the Searunner but I'm not the one who has to make the decision....
  2. Both boats can do the job. Sail the one you prefer. Practically, I'd say sell the one that puts the most money into the cruising kitty (including after prepping the other one). However, boyfriends come and go, it would be sad to have lost your boat too.....
  3. There was also a larger version around 32', called a super tumlare or something like that. Was always tempting.....
  4. DDW, I've got a full batten, square top Hydranet radial main. It's still too new to tell how it will last but looks good for now....
  5. Since you are newly single and still 7 years from retirement, buying the 'perfect' boat now may be a mistake. I've had a variety of boats over the years and each one was 'right' for the location and season of life that I was sailing--but each was vastly different from the others. Many folks recognize the desirability of a multihull but still want the exhilaration of sailing the way they're 'used to', (i.e. wind in hair, tiller in hand, passing other cruisers). For an afternoon or weekend, this works. For a home that carries your spares, your winter clothing (for that trip back home), more water, electrical capacity, etc, etc, things change. The only way to get these things is to go bigger. Go bigger and your pocketbook suffers as well as your ability to get out quickly and easily for a few hours and/or shorthanded. If you buy the 'ultimate' now, it will be 7 years older when you're really ready to go. How much time do you really have to go sailing now? Where are you going to be based out of, for now? Another reality is that the higher speed potentials of performance boats do indeed require a larger crew and those speeds are typically unsustainable over any length of time. Speed is exhausting for a small crew and uncomfortable. It comes when the wind is blowing, thus the seas are larger, the motion is tiring. (forget the differences between mono and multihull motion--at speed it's all tiring) An F-33, a Seawind 1000XL, a MC 38 will provide most of what you want, well below your budget. In 7 years, you're likely to have found another partner and that will possibly change your plans more than you can imagine right now. Either for or (more likely) against your current plans and dreams. If you MUST have cruising and sailing capabilities, save your pennies for a Rapido 60..... If I were leaving the continental US, that would be my choice--or a Chris White A-47 more likely.
  6. I believe it's the 22 sq mtr Vinst. I had saved this photo from another forum a couple years ago. It evokes, well, 'tingles'.....
  7. Sounds like you're trying to do a Dennis Connor kind of move... take an old boat and spiff 'er up... interesting (and maybe even good for sailing)
  8. I eat my peas with honey It makes them taste kinda funny If you take a sawzall to Frankie The resultant transom won't make Kim's disposition sunny
  9. I think he's getting 'flushed' by the GS due to light airs.
  10. Alex is pretty close. The mean (MLW) is an average of the low tides and when they are pretty close in range and only change over a series of tides, the mean is quite adequate for charting minimum depths (within reason). On the west coast, with the mixed semi-diurnal tides where the range between successive low tides can be pretty great, they use the MLLW because its the average of the lower of the low tides. If you just take the mean from the west coast tides there could be a pretty significant difference and for a longer period of the tide cycle where the depths would be much less than the mean depth would be charted. So, to minimize and reduce confusion, they use MLLW.
  11. I was pretty certain that you had been deliberate in your choice... but just figured I'd put it out there. I may not be good at 3D visualizing so I'll just draw my own conclusions once the final choice is implemented. At any rate, lifelines, rails and stanchions really can't detract from this design and perhaps may actually enhance it (if that's possible) as well as putting it all in scale when on the water.
  12. US West Coast only Mean low water for east coast....
  13. I was wondering what you thought of essentially reversing those rails so that the leading and trailing rails were sloped rather than vertical....? Much as was done on this boat.
  14. Yes, also heavy but, unlike the one in this thread, Blue II was sorta good looking.