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In Topic: Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

Today, 03:11 AM

Awesome picture, absolutely nothing to not love. It would be tough to not pack a couple meals, set the Assy and sail till a nice anchorage popped up to spend the night at. The interior would only see work on rainy windless days.

Yes Jon, it's quite simple.
We had some really little people on board for this shot.
Really? I think it's the contrast in proportions meaning beam to length. Whenever the beam comes into the perspective your mind paints a picture of a much shorter boat. Take beam out of th perspective and all you see is long accentuated by the low freeboard.
How does that sound?

In Topic: Performance Offshore Crusier with Decent Living Space under 40ft

14 April 2014 - 02:13 AM

Waterline is speed, weight is a cruisers friend and easily managed abundant sail area is power. I'ld buy an old two tonner.

In Topic: Rebel Heart, rescue underway

09 April 2014 - 03:25 AM

That's a nice article Zonk. You have a beautiful family.

I'm not going to defend or attack the Rebel Heart folks too much. I wasn't in their shoes and frankly the sick baby would make me call for help too.  Yes, they probably made some sailing mistakes and yeah I think Charlotte wasn't totally prepared for the reality of 2 small kids on a long passage.  But was their decision to actually go sailing wrong?  I'm not so sure.  My wife wrote a quick article for Slate on raising kids on a boat:
And now my daughter, who features prominently in the article, is replying to the troll comments.  Sigh.

In Topic: Rebel Heart, rescue underway

09 April 2014 - 03:19 AM

Other then the internet it would just be another rescue. Sorry to read it happened, hope the kid is fine.

In Topic: What is the Best New Entry Level Racer Cruiser?

09 April 2014 - 03:03 AM

Really?  $160k for a 9 meter boat is a starter boat for the masses?

We've been having this discussion for a few months - What new modern sailboat is the perfect entry level racer cruiser?
Way back when it was new there is no argument that the J/24 was the boat to bring people into the sport, it was raceable and cruisable.  What boat is it's modern replacement?  under 30', entry level price, capable racer, able to cruise in the summer with the young family? 

This might be the answer....
All the reviews really rate it, goes like the clappers, no vices, really comfy down below, and not silly money either!
GM  :)