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Old 04-01-2015, 01:51 PM   #21
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The RYA has recently published two videos that are worth watching:
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:48 PM   #22
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Inspirational video

An excellent film about Steve Clarke-Lens' 1992 voyage from Greece to the Nile and beyond.

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And to think I feel adventurous when going thru 1 lock and running 60 miles down to Pickwick Dam and back in a 24' Bennington tritoon boat.

We River Rats are such wusses.

But we are fortunate to have the Tennessee River in our front yard with 650 miles of navigable water from Paducah, KY to Knoxville, TN. Best inland cruising in the U.S.
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And to think I feel adventurous when going thru 1 lock and running 60 miles down to Pickwick Dam and back in a 24' Bennington tritoon boat.

We River Rats are such wusses.

But we are fortunate to have the Tennessee River in our front yard with 650 miles of navigable water from Paducah, KY to Knoxville, TN. Best inland cruising in the U.S.
And at Paducah, you can get on the Big Rivers and do the Great Loop. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Loop (But likely not our cup of tea even after retirement ...)
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And to think I feel adventurous when going thru 1 lock and running 60 miles down to Pickwick Dam and back in a 24' Bennington tritoon boat.
One of the great things about boating is that short journeys can often feel like an adventure ... even to places you could easily drive to in 30 minutes.

Relevant website: Microadventures.
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Dinghy Cruising on the Solent.
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Sail magazine article

While this article is about 'pocket cruisers' rather than dinghies, it does illustrate that fun sailing does not require a huge, expensive, complicated boat: "Sailing Small, Living Large: sailors who love their small boats".
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Have a Hobie Cat. Even more exposed than a dinghy and we love it. For sure I just tell people I have a sailboat.
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Hobie Cats are great fun!

Are you familiar with Ida Little's book? She has always been a big fan of small catamarans.

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No I hadn't seen that Milton thank you. We are lucky enough to have a cottage on Lake Huron so are able to pull the Hobie up on shore in secluded places and the many islands to lunch or camp. Great fun.
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