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I will be in Seattle for the month of July with time to kill.
Any chance somebody has a Tanenui,Tangaroa, Tiki 26or 31, or Pahi 31 they would be willing to let me look at?
My lady and I are looking to upgrade from a Hinemoa. We have been living aboard for a year and a bit and find the size somewhat limiting.
What I am trying to do is get an idea of the smallest we can live on full time and cross oceans. And have space for tools.
Good on you for trying on a few bigger boats for size. I finished the building of a t 30 and sailed it to Tonga from New Zealand and back and decided it was ok for crossing an ocean but decided if I wanted to do this long term, that a bigger boat was the way to go. I now have a T 38 and love her, and I have can take lots of tools!! The t 30 did the job but weight of all the gear was a big issue.
Was just wondering what your reasons are for wanting to stay small, budget, are you a minimalist, for treading lightly on the earth...? These are all valid and sometime personal reasons I feel. Would be really interested to hear more about your reasons. I agree about the tangaroa except that the T 38 is better again I think. If you want to live aboard and cross oceans and you are really serious about this, work like a slave for a while and get something bigger. I think you might do as I did, start with 26 then 30 and now 38. I should have just jumped in to the 38 footer a long time ago. These days there is the odd t 38 around for a good price. Bet you've still had lots of magic on your Hinemoa aye!! regards Brett
maybe a T 31 might be a good size for you/ Tough little boats and not too big....