Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Uniforms/ Big Boats - Forwarded
Re: Uniforms/ Big Boats - Forwarded
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Mon Oct 26 06:21:16 1998
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 10:12:50 -0700
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, DRHays@SCROnline.com
From: Eric Kozowski <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Uniforms/ Big Boats
> I feel compelled to comment on a recent posting stating "anything over
> the 40-50' range can be a major detriment to your program...". There
> are many successful ships operating with boats larger than 50'. Larger
> boats open opportunities for extended cruising outside local bays and
> rivers. Chaser has been able to cruise from San Francisco Bay north to
> British Columbia and south to Baja California. There is nothing wrong
> with setting your expectations high and sticking to them.
as the one who made the statement, i feel compelled to defend it.
notice, i said "can be a major detriment", emphasis on can. there are
ships using big boats that run successful programs, however, as you
probably know, it takes large sums of $$ to keep the big boats
maintained, inspected, etc. if you have a benefactor that makes the $$
issue moot (or close to it), then it makes running a program w/ a big
boat much easier.
what spurred me to make the comment was observation, first hand, of some
ships w/ boats of 60+ feet. they're constantly struggling to keep on
top of the maintenance and raise funds to maintain and operate the
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