Wednesday, January 23, 2013

VolksCruiser...

Several readers apparently want to know what I'd consider a VolksCruiser and the best I can seem to come up with is it all depends... Obviously, it has to be affordable and by affordable we do not mean affordable by someone with a trust fund or a Swiss bank account so let's just say something a blue collar worker or someone who works at the local Starbucks can put together with some hard work and a bit of sacrifice. So, for the sake of argument, let's say the VolksCruiser is going to set you back somewhere south of $25K. Ah, I can hear you saying to yourself "But, I can't get a boat for less than $25K!"... Well as luck (or the destruction of our economy) would have it, there are a lot of cheap boats out there... Go to Craiggers and do a search for sailboats under $10K and you will see lots of interesting boats there for a lot less... Because the VolksCruiser needs to be affordable to sail and keep up, it most likely would be under forty-feet in length and not a multihull (Hey, I LIKE multihulls but you're simply not going to find one or keep it sailing on a VolksCruiser budget). The smaller the boat the easier it is to keep things cheap and as the saying goes...  
"Small boat small problems"

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