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Old 10-13-2007, 03:21 AM   #15
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Width was something I did not consider when purchasing Imagine. She is 23'3"ft wide, and is limited to where she can be hauled. Luckily near by is a lift, but I only make it by 3". It makes for a very tight squeeze. No room for bumpers here....LOL
Hi Frolic,

I fell into the same hole, Symphony was too wide at 25' 6" - which meant for travel lifts in many places - No go. So I would beach for cleaning and anti-foul touch-ups.

When it came to getting under the hulls to replace sacrificial keel skid boards - used a crane to lift

one hull out the water, then the other.

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:40 PM   #16
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Richard,

I finally got use to the bombs under the bridgedeck, and fall of a bit to lessen it. The cost of hauling, and finding a yard that can accomodate are a hassle. It is heaven the sailing off the wind with such a stable platform. She will sail 42 degrees off the wind when beating. The best thing though is at anchor. Stable, and room to get away from others on board when there are guest. Do we want to talk about storage? ....LOLOLOLOL
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:36 PM   #17
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My older brother has been asking me to find him the perfect boat for the past twelve years.

I sent him anumber of leads, tips & links on what I thought were suitable boats for his needs.

He brought it up again recently - and I responded with something to the effect of...

"Brother - you've been picking my brain now for the past twelve years and to the best of my knowledge you've never even followed-up on one lead I've given you. If you really want to buy a boat... then stop talking about it and go buy the best boat you can afford. Don't wait any longer. You've been dreaming about this for the past TWELVE YEARS. Twelve Years have now slipped through your fingers. Twelve years which you could have enjoyed with your fingers wrapped around a nice wooden tiller, with the wind in your hair and a big smile on your dial if you'd stopped pondering about what makes the "perfect" boat and just bought one. TWELVE YEARS! and you're not getting them back, either."

He hasn't called me back since then.

In my opinion - a good boat, like a good relationship, is all about compromise. The choice is entirely in the eye of the beholder. Buy a boat. Build a boat. Perfection will follow. Better to have raced and lost, than to never have loved at all.

To Life!

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