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Jeepers!! I have an opportunity to buy something close to my 'dream' cruising boat - at least in the sense of having all the equipment, all the capabilities, and all in reasonable shape. The boat has been around the world. It's also big - bigger than anything I had planned on for some time if ever - officially 44 feet but that includes a 4 foot bowsprit and about two feet of reverse transom (like most modern sailboats.

Because of the unique situation, I think I could be moved onto my 'someday' boat in a month or two, IFF I'm ready to quit talking about sailing, and commit. This is one of those decision points - to leap three years or more ahead of my 'plan', or walk away, buy a house and wonder if that was my opportunity for freedom in the remaining years of my life.

The boat is untraditional in many ways. It was designed and built by someone after my own heart for 'belt and suspenders construction' with dual redundant everything. One might say it's an "engineer's boat" - only someone with the geeky nature (as I have) would be comfortable with the number of electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems. And that's why I have this opportunity.

I'd love to have other sailors in the Southern New England area to drop by and take a look. The boat is an education just to look at it. Message me privately if you are interested.

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Comment by Gary B on May 17, 2009 at 11:36pm
I mean 'not hypothetical'
Comment by Gary B on May 17, 2009 at 11:35pm
Discussions with my relatives have been positive. :) The real issue is, I've been making all these noises about preparing for the sailing life, saving money, and then buying a boat. Now I have the possibility of doing it NOW - no future, now hypothetical. This is more boat than I thought I would ever have, better equipped than anything I could plan for. So it's, in one sense, now or never. There won't be another opportunity as good. I would, in fact, live on it, learn the systems and the sailing, while still working for another year or several - but it comes down to, am I serious about taking the plunge, or just blowing smoke? Will/can I take the leap of this commitment, admittedly before I'm really ready? Or just go back into my hole and think about what might have been?
Comment by Gary B on May 17, 2009 at 11:27pm
at risk of having someone buy it out from under me.
Comment by Gary B on May 17, 2009 at 11:25pm
http://www.sail-works.com/KOLIKA/index.html
Comment by zeehag on May 17, 2009 at 11:19pm
show some pictures and even i can say what i think---so far it sounds like a plan.....redundent is goooood....who makes her and what is she??
please lemmme see...........
Comment by CAN DRAC on May 17, 2009 at 10:23pm
Sounds like you've already fallen in love...
Comment by Gary B on May 17, 2009 at 9:16pm
To clarify, "if you are interested in seeing the boat and helping me decide whether to buy it" :)

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