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    friends of mine who live in the alps are selling their Chalet and buy a 50 mtr yacht to cruise around in.....what a way to go and live your life !
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    Nice topic. I helped my dad build a 60 foot aluminium sailing cat back in the 80's and then spent six years chartering/circumnavigating it once he decided (or in fairness my mum) that he'd had enough. Took punters to some of the most remote and amazing destination imaginable. I also ran a 72 foot schooner in the Ms for a season and did a season as a dive master and engineer on a 135 foot stink pot in the Red Sea.

    Sail is definitely my preferred power but I loved both experiences. A motor yacht IMHO is about getting somewhere and doing stuff while sailing is a journey on its own and you're not reliant on harbours and fuel jetties.

    That said the enjoyment of maintaining any craft's seaworthiness and watching the miles disappear under the keel while the horizon rolls out in front of you makes ownership of either immensely rewarding.

    Haven't been back on the water for nearly twenty years now but getting similar kicks out of Ferrari ownership. Something to do, to improve, to clean, to strip and rebuild every day if you are so inclined. Beginning my new garage build with lift this summer and having a lot of fun planning it.

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    Thought I'd add this. Built this back in 1987, 60 foot aluminium catamaran, awesome world cruiser and had it up to 35+ knots a few times. I did a circumnavigation over a number of years back in the 90's. This shot was taken near Fethiye on the Turkish coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecook View Post
    Thought I'd add this. Built this back in 1987, 60 foot aluminium catamaran, awesome world cruiser and had it up to 35+ knots a few times. I did a circumnavigation over a number of years back in the 90's. This shot was taken near Fethiye on the Turkish coast.

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    That looks lovely !
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    Thanks AJ. She was/is - for sale in Australia somewhere now I believe. We sold her on in '97 after putting more than 100,000 nm on her - that's about three circumnavigations. Great cruising boat and I sailed her singlehanded a fair bit as well. 60' LOA, 35' beam and drawing only 3'. Fully kitted with ski tender, dive compressor and 8 sets. Four double cabins with en-suite, I used to charter three out and take the third - with a hostess of course - that was 'back in the days' I like the look of your cat - is that a Dart? I used to sail Prindle's and then Tornadoes in the 80's. Haven't done much since selling Free Spirit though.

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    Great post Mr Cook and a great sailing CV too.

    Yep,, the cat is a Dart but I have also has an RS600 and crew on a Nacra F20. I also do the odd bit of crewing on 40ft yacht too. Basically anything I can race, I will sail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecook View Post
    Thought I'd add this. Built this back in 1987, 60 foot aluminium catamaran, awesome world cruiser and had it up to 35+ knots a few times. I did a circumnavigation over a number of years back in the 90's. This shot was taken near Fethiye on the Turkish coast.

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    Bloody hell , fair one , that really is serious sailing

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecook View Post
    Thought I'd add this. Built this back in 1987, 60 foot aluminium catamaran, awesome world cruiser and had it up to 35+ knots a few times. I did a circumnavigation over a number of years back in the 90's. This shot was taken near Fethiye on the Turkish coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecook View Post
    Thanks AJ. She was/is - for sale in Australia somewhere now I believe. We sold her on in '97 after putting more than 100,000 nm on her - that's about three circumnavigations. Great cruising boat and I sailed her singlehanded a fair bit as well. 60' LOA, 35' beam and drawing only 3'. Fully kitted with ski tender, dive compressor and 8 sets. Four double cabins with en-suite, I used to charter three out and take the third - with a hostess of course - that was 'back in the days' I like the look of your cat - is that a Dart? I used to sail Prindle's and then Tornadoes in the 80's. Haven't done much since selling Free Spirit though.
    Wow, great posts. Love to sail, I learned to sail with the military on Victoria 34s out of Gosport, but sold my little sailboat (a europa TS 240) to help finance the Ferrari a few years ago. One day I'll definitely be getting something a little more blue water capable though. I did quite a bit of single handed sailing round the coast of Spain in the Europa but nothing further afiald, she was very much a coastal 'pocket cruiser', I was just marina hopping tbh. I've got friends who sold up and went but kids etc never really allowed me to go down this route. Thought about it a few times though.

    Anyway, great posts. Seriously jealous that you did what I've spent many nights dreaming of. Good on you

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    There's an uncomfortable ignorance of the IRPCS rules in some posts on this thread.

    First thing to be said is that as most dinghies sail in shallow waters, its quite likely that local harbour bye laws supercede the IRPCS. Often boaters dont realise that what the relevant law defines as a harbour is far larger than the bit with walls round it that boats tie up to.

    However if IRPCS applies, then a power boat claiming to be constrained by draught has to display a cylinder during daylight and three red lights in a vertical line at night. If she doesnt do that ( ever seen a mobo doing so?) then the sailing vessel is entitled to assume that she isnt constrained by draught. Even if she is so constrained she still has to keep clear when overtaking . So basically, if you are plodding up through a fleet of little racing soapdishes, you have to keep clear of them like it or not - and its every bit as irritating in a cruising yacht under engine as in a mobo.

    The Mobo with a line over the stern is not a fishing boat for IRPCS purposes. The term "vessel engaged in fishing" means any vessel fishing with nets, lines, trawls or other fishing apparatus which restricts manoeuvrability, but does not include a vessel fishing with trolling lines or other fishing apparatus which do not restrict manoeuvrability. No way does a fishing line over the stern of a mobo restrict her movements. In any case she wont have hoisted the day signals for a fishing boat so she isnt a fishing boat even if the driver is trying to catch a fish.

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    Grew up in Central America and did a fair amount of sport fishing - Marlin, Sailfish as well as Shark etc. Put out a few lines and your ability to manoeuvre is severely restricted if you don't want to merely catch your own lures and lose a few miles of line in the process or one of the sailboats of course. Get a Marlin on and your ability to manoevre is practically non-existant. Maybe I was being blazé saying just throw a line out the back but it's wrong to imply fishing with lines for recreation doesn't count, it does.

    You're correct that you need to display the correct sybols or lights though, and how many do that?
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