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  1. You're probably looking at new standing/running rigging, new sails, new engine plus cosmetics if so inclined. Could be quite pricy.
  2. We've met a lot of cruisers who've begun sailing late in life. Tough to learn seamanship without experience but to their credit they seem proficient and cautious.
  3. So sorry to hear Ish. Good that you were near by and able to spend time with them. I miss my folks every day.
  4. Although I've owned and raced these, I don't want a bigger version for cruising.
  5. Early on it wasn't, it was just the same ol same ol. Glad to see it's being well discussed without the typical thread degradation.
  6. To the OP, maybe just read the book. This thread is going nowhere.
  7. A heavier boat carries more payload because it's a smaller percentage of the overall weight. As an example, our boat weighs 65,000 #'s, carrying 10,000 #'s is a small percentage of the overall weight of the boat. Take the same size boat that weighs half as much and add that weight and it will affect the boat dramatically. Sure, you can say you'll only carry 5,000 #'s but will you? We owned and raced a Shock 35 for 20 years, it weighs 1500#'s less then JPK 38. Adding weight (crew) was great to go upwind but slow downwind. What do you think happens to a planning hull when you add weig
  8. I've actually raced for 50 years, everything from planning dinghy's to IOR lead mines to modern planning one designs. I've seen what the SC 70's can do in many Mac races Where we kept the boat for winter storage is where a half dozen SC 70's stayed. These boats are not your run of the mill production boats, they all have custom deep keels, towering carbon rigs and very expensive sail wardrobes. After the recent heavy air upwind Chicago Mac, won by a SC 70. They all had keel damage and one that I know of had a broken main bulkhead. The SC 70 I referenced earlier looked to ha
  9. We live substantially below or means and don't work about the market. But I'm general, worrying about the market is a misplaced worry. https://www.kitces.com/blog/url-upside-potential-sequence-of-return-risk-in-retirement-median-final-wealth/
  10. I did find some race results for a local SC 70, of the 30 or so races they've done down here in the island it looks like there average is around 700 sec/mile or about 5.1 knots. It's not often planning boats get conditions that allow them to break out and sail at a pace of 175 seconds per mile. Upwind work or light air or sea state hauls the average sec/mile way back down for almost all boats. Where do we stand after two years of full time cruising, maybe 15,000 miles of upwind, downwind reaching in light and medium winds with all kinds of sea states, about 500 sec/mile or about
  11. Since you do. What is your average sec per mile upwind in a seaway on your ULDB?
  12. We don't see many ULBD's, they have to go upwind to get here.
  13. Sailing to the Caribbean, triple reef and a staysail. 25 to 45 true, port tack, 30 AWA, mostly trying to slow the boat down. 8.5 was way too fast for beating into 20' waves, 6.5 was a much better pace. We didn't break the boat but it wasn't fun. Can't imagine the beating a flat planning hull would have taken beating into those seas.
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