Friday, March 7, 2014

VIDEO: CRUISING WITH A HOME MADE BOAT

This beautiful movie shows that you don't need to have money or a great boat to have a  wonderful cruising time and brings me great memories. Of course, with that one, you will not have a great sailing time and a great cruising time  but if you cannot have both, cruising on a sailingboat is just great even if slow and easy.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paulo - I don't know if you've seen the Yachting Monthly interview on YouTube with Robert Taylor, the owner of the modified Corribee 21 "Mingming 2"? This is a junk-rigged "adventure" yacht, designed specifically for extended (67-70 days) in the high northern latitudes - e.g., Greenland, Spitzbergen, etc. Ordinarily it is not what one might consider a "performance" boat, but Taylor explains how the modifications he made to the boat in fact improved its average speed by 1-1.25 knots, enabling him to extend his cruising range by as much as 1,000 - 1,500 miles, on any given voyage. It is a very clever design, and demonstrates that you can have an affordable "adventure" yacht if you are willing to make some compromises in personal comfort. I don't think I can post URLs in the comments, so I encourage you to search for the video on YouTube. I already posted it to Sailnet "Interesting Boats" thread, my official last post there, today. Regards. MrP

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