Posted by: oldsalt1942 | November 29, 2016

Minimalism and Comfort

The very first donation I received in my Go Fund Me campaign was a boat!!!

actual-boat-being-offered-named-salsaIt’s an O’Day Mariner 2+2. It’s 19 feet long with a small cabin. Definitely a “Minimalist” cruiser. In rummaging around online avoiding doing something important I found this quote at http://sailingsimplicity.com

“A 14-foot mini-cruiser is minimalist. A 19ft is comfortable, and anything much larger than a 25 borders on ostentatious.”

The two boats I’ve owned, then, fall into the “comfortable” and “bordering on ostentations.” My beloved and greatly missed Nancy Dawson measured 26 feet long.

nancy-dawson

As great a little boat as the Kaiser 26 is, with its full keel drawing 4 feet it wouldn’t be suitable for the COPD Awareness Cruise.

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