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Thread: Looking to be told my choice of boat is not appropriate

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    Default Looking to be told my choice of boat is not appropriate

    I am tossing up between a Grainter "Chincogan" 52 and a Etincelle 60.

    I have neither this skills, experience or "adequate number of posts on a sailing website" to justify either of these choices.

    I have yet to realise that I should reduce my ambitions to those of the average armchair plonker.

    What should I do:

    Grainger 52
    Etincelle 60 at 50% more $
    Something practical, fat, slow, with good motors that I can cut my teeth on for the next 30 years until I (or the dream of a ***y fast SAILING boat) dies.

    dmmbruce - I await your sage advice with anticipatory reverence

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    Default Re: Looking to be told my choice of boat is not appropriate

    It all boils down to what you plan to use the boat for and where you intend to go and your sailing style.

    My choice was decided after 5 years, 7 countries and about 40 multi's. FWIW anyone planning to buy a boat in this size range should have crewed, begged rides, chartered and sailed on anything he can get on to establish his own parameters.

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    Default Re: Looking to be told my choice of boat is not appropriate

    Catflap, what have I done to you to attract your opprobrium?

    Follow Peter's advice and beg, borrow, charter or crew on similar boats and develop your understanding of the practical consequences, and costs, of the options.

    Good luck. Please tell us how you get on.

    Cheers


    Mike
    Nothing works on an old boat, except the skipper.

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    Default Re: Looking to be told my choice of boat is not appropriate

    They are both good looking boats but boy are they big!
    I would have a look around that size cat and work out if you and your crew (your going to need some!)
    can handle something that big when the going gets rough.
    They are big sails to handle.
    Also consider the cost of docking and available berths where you are.

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    Default Re: Looking to be told my choice of boat is not appropriate

    Your choice is not appropriate. There, just because you were looking for it.

    Nice boats though.

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