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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:14 am 
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I would greatly appreciate some advice.
I used to sail a sunfish. I am 56 and own a small cottage on a lake in Maine (3/4 x 8 mile). My waterski days are over (bad knee) and my wife and I would like some sailing fun (active not passive). Our total weight is about 300 lbs. I might sail solo. We might have a third adult on the boat.
I would like to leave the boat moored for the summer. Recently on vacation in Mexico we easily sailed a Wave (no jib) in moderate wind and enjoyed it. I dont want to quickly outgrow the boat but also don't want to overbuy and get myself in trouble.
I know that a purchase is always a compromise.
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Wells


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:23 pm 
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Go with the Getaway great boat and my son and I break 300lbs easy, I think the wave would seem slow.
Neville


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:04 pm 
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I would also recommend that you go with the Getaway. We have owned both and think for your situation, the Getaway is the way to go. We frequently are out with 3 adults.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:30 am 
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Hi all...I am in the same situation,,I currently have a Hunter146, but after sailing the wave in the islands, I'll never sail a mono again... i have a wife (enjoys sailing) and 2 little girls (3yr old and a 10mo old) I mostly sail solo ( I am an experienced sailor) but will bring the wife and 3 yr old out (10 mo old too small now)...i am able to leave the boat rigged on the beach...should i go with the the wave or getaway? 90% of my sailing is solo,,,i did have a blast on the wave


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:09 am 
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If you would like to take out more than one person on your boat, get the Getaway. It can be sailed solo (I sail my H18 solo frequently and I soloed my H16 all the time) quite easily. Another big advantage is you will have room for your girls.

That's my 2 cents...

Good luck with your purchase

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'84 H16
'82 H18 Magnum
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