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For how many days did you use your boat in 2023?

0 days
1 (5.3%)
1-5 days
1 (5.3%)
6-15 days
4 (21.1%)
16-30 days
8 (42.1%)
More than 30 days
5 (26.3%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: 17 May 2024, 18:41

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Graham W

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Poll: boat use
« on: 17 Apr 2024, 18:41 »
If you look at the swisher marinas, some of the average white boats there hardly go out at all.  They are sometimes used as an immobile platform for sipping G&T’s but that’s about it.

I suspect that owners of smaller boats like ours see more use, especially if they are trailered to raids and new sailing areas.  This poll, which will stay open for a month, may prove that point.

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Re: Poll: boat use
« Reply #1 on: 19 Apr 2024, 18:34 »
I'm an admirer of the Bay Raiders, but the cost remains out of my league.  I'm a US sailor sailing a 19ft Mariner sloop that normally sits on a lift over the water.  I have a trailer, and have trailered to other waters for 2-5 days.

Last year, I lost the Spring and early Summer to motor troubles - I couldn't get my Honda 5hp to start anymore.  Bit the bullet, and bought an Epropulsion Spirit.  Which I had done that a LOT sooner.  I actually enjoy motoring now, almost as much as I do sailing.  Gliding silently around back creeks is rather special.

Came down with poly mylagic rheumatica in October which ruined fall and winter sailing for me.  With the weakness and lack of mobility under control now, hope to get in a lot more sailing in 2024.

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Re: Poll: boat use
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2024, 10:29 »
Voting has now closed, with well over half of respondents (68%) reporting more than two weeks of use and over a quarter reporting at least a month's worth.  I suspect that this is a lot more than the majority of owners of much larger boats.  Being smaller and simpler, we don't have so many expensive problems to keep us off the water and if we get bored with one sailing area, we can quickly move on to somewhere else entirely.
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