Using acronyms rather than spending a second to just type out the words really ruins your credibility.FTFY
But why though?When I first moved to this country in 1985 from Europe, by boat btw, I lived on a Columbia 22 that was also the instruction boat for the club I worked for.
It sucked balls!
I live on it because I found that having an entire house was taking up too much of my time and money and it was unnecessary and wasted space. I do ^_^ and shes about 35lbs. Shes basically a corgi on stilts.Why are you living on a Catalina 22, who says you are clean, and how big is your dog?
Ah good.I live on it because I found that having an entire house was taking up too much of my time and money and it was unnecessary and wasted space. I do ^_^ and shes about 35lbs. Shes basically a corgi on stilts.
The C22 was the best and newest hull i could find, that was trailerable, that had a fixed keel, and was in my price range. It also allows me to maintain it very well without a huge expenditure of time and money, and, its honestly more space than i need. Most of my storage compartments remain empty.
I think I'm past the point of no return on that one haha. I put on a good front though.Ah good.
It's a chicken-or-egg thing, but most (for sure not all) of the folks living (not cruising) on very small boats I've encountered are at best eccentric. Stay normal man!
Id have wanted to do the loop, and the fact that i can step this mast by myself while on board would make it really good for that, but the lack of water in the river is a bit of a hindrance i would think.
Oh. Yeah? I haven't really looked into alternative routes yet. Im still a while away from attempting something like that i think haha. But i am banking on about a year and a half to complete it, and that includes seeing friends along the route and stuff too.There's a variation you could do but you'd have to head to the Great Lakes first. From Chicago (and from my memory 21yrs ago):
Chicago Sanitation Canal ---> Illinois River ---->. Mississippi---->. Ohio---->. Kentucky----->. Tennessee Tombigbee----->. Mobile
From Mobile hop along the coast to Ft Myers and then cut across to Stuart. Did this in '01 on a 54' Carver that cruised at 23kts. IIRC, it took us 8 days, you would want to plan a couple of months.
Cruised on small boats up the inside passage when I was young in a 26' Thunderbird, and again in the late 90s in a Ranger 23. It can be done singly or doublehanded. Lived aboard a CT 41 in the mid to late 70s with my wife and two oldest when they were toddlers, if I had to do it again it'd be a bigger boat.
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This looks super comfy and these shots are really great. Where in the world are those cliffs? Wonderful scenery.
You're tardy to the party.haha