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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:53 PM
High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: north van, bc, Canada.
Interest: hiking / camping
Posts: 1,093

in the summer you'd probably kayak faster then you sail.. or close. just a lot more work! lucky to be doing 7 knots mid summer. all the wind is in the stormy off season. went out once this summer and last summer. spent more time motoring then sailing. 6kts in a 34 foot sail boat with an inboard motoring. about 2 kts with the sails up.

boats are a crap load of money. expect to pay $500+ a month in morage near vancouver. and that's assuming you can find a spot. as most marinas have wait lists. and lots of money in maintenance and fixing things.

if I won the lotto i'd buy a sailboat.

I plan to buy a kayack in the near future.
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