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Philosophic
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Sorry if I appear a little pedantic on this one but I really hate to see "fun and enjoyment" restricted by those in authority without a good reason, so they play the "safety, we know better card".

You can list many risks but then ask do these same risks not apply to:
Those swimming
Those on SUPs
Those walking round the decks of a moving cruiser
Those walking along a river bank
The list is endless in and around water.

That morning when you wake-up to find that you are old and so many "fun and exciting activities" are no longer possible make you wish that more opportunities had been taken when available. I also feel sorry for the young who are being denied these opportunities for "fun" (without an I Phone) for unnecessary reasons.



Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

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Graham, apologies for the late response- been a busy week.

I think the best thing I can say at the moment, is never say never! lol. It has certainly got us thinking about options, and there is no doubt that the time spent up there was different - peaceful and relaxing. Whether we would restrict ourselves totally to that area, or try and find a way to be able to do both, is the hottest topic around our table at the moment! We’ve also wondered about keeping the tender up there permanently but that would of course only give us day time opportunities. We have an electric engine but Mikes built a very funky and rather clever battery pack thing that can give us quite a good range. We are thinking of having a canopy built for the tender ( it’s grp) which would increase usage. And add some seats instead of the benches. So as you can see,  things may develop. I’ll keep you posted!

Karen

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Forgot to add photo of battery pack thing:



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Thanks Karen.

I truly hadn't considered the both option . I was fixating on shifting a 38 foot boat at great expense only to find I wanted to move it back after a few months.

I am beginning to think a small boat with a small cabin and with an electric ouboard is the way forward.

Graham

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Graham, you could go the whole hog and install a quant and a sail!

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Thanks for the suggestion  Jr, however I have read the art of coarse sailing too many times to think that me and a quant pole could ever have a happy life together.

Graham.

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