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#146414 - 08/28/08 10:57 PM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: bsmith]
dweste Offline
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Bon voyage, OBG!

Cruise ship bug out? Why didn't I think of that!

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#146446 - 08/29/08 02:00 AM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: bsmith]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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And then, a week or so later, under the Vincent Thomas Bridge (now the Bridge of the Americas) at the southern entrance to the Panama Canal! Been over it a bunch of times, almost under it once...
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#146447 - 08/29/08 02:01 AM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: dweste]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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"...Cruise ship bug out..."

Only problem is, when you are poor like we are, you have to make reservations and start paying 18 or so months in advance. Makes emergency planning a little rough...
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#146452 - 08/29/08 02:21 AM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Todd W Offline
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Any way you go I'd have a way to convert sea water into drinkable water. That seems like it would be the #1 purchase to make. Even if it's some type of evaporative way, as long as it's reliable and can produce enough to drink over and over.
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#146465 - 08/29/08 04:32 AM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: bsmith]
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How big is this boat and how much storage space does it have on it? Iím in no way a boat person, but for longer times out at sea would it be possible to tow a small (12-foot) inflatable raft or row boat behind it full of supplies? You may be able to pick up a inflatable boat rather inexpensively and stow it away or on shore close by and being a blow up raft it would be resistant to sinking.
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#146467 - 08/29/08 05:18 AM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: BobS]
dweste Offline
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I'm dying to get more specific about the boat but don't want to count my chickens, etc.

A sizable dinghy is an option, but the realities at sea apparently make regular towing with a load inadvisable.

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#146508 - 08/29/08 02:38 PM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: dweste]
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Should you not find a marina, I believe you could trailer the McGreggor if needed. With the mast down or off, a friendly RV park may let you rent space there, depending on the codes. I've seen a few set up like that.
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#146521 - 08/29/08 05:33 PM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: Stu]
dweste Offline
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That's why I spent a lot of time chasing MacGregors on craigslist.

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#146531 - 08/29/08 06:34 PM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: dweste]
Stu Offline
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Originally Posted By: dweste
That's why I spent a lot of time chasing MacGregors on craigslist.

Smart man! grin
If you have a land home, and a McGregor 26 and need to bug out, just hook up the trailer and go, take your spare "home" and supplies with you.


Edited by SBRaider (08/29/08 06:35 PM)
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#147052 - 09/02/08 05:05 AM Re: Sailboat bug out / bug in [Re: Stu]
dweste Offline
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Second boat inspection. Motor turned over, almost started once, but no joy. So no motoring out and no sailing.

Even more impressed with the lines and details of the boat.

Lots of work to be done.

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