Just a Dream

The 2011 Gemini Catamaran

September 20, 2010

from the the all new performance Cruising website

Discover the Gemini 105Mc’s expansive interior complete with comfortable dinette seating for six, sleeping room for up to eight, a double-sided work surface in the galley with a front-loading 4 cubic foot refrigerator, a beautiful master cabin with an incredible view, roomy head with separate shower, and much more.

New Design Touch: A Brand New Gemini Interior
- Beautifully Appointed for the Ultimate in Form & Function

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what is the dream?

September 14, 2010

Until 2005 , when I took a ASA certified coastal cruising course, my idea of a sailboat was a 25 foot, open cockpit, no below decks, tiller operated thing. At Community Boating in Boston,MA we sailed a boat they called a Cape Cod. It was great for river basin sailing and limited harbor sailing.

    At Boston Harbor sailing school I sailed boats up to a pearson31, it was then I realized that these were RVs on the water and I wanted one. So I began all the reading. Anyone want back issues of BW saiing, Cruising World magazines I have five years worth. I joined BHSC for a year to continue sailing. Unfortunately a few years ago my mom developed Alzheimer’s, suffice to say its a terrible disease, so I have been her primary care giver for the last three years. In February I had to quit my job so I could go 24/7 taking care of her.

     With limited free time I could only devote it to my first passion Long distance hiking. I have backpacked approximateley 4000 miles in the last ten years, including the Appalachian Trail, The Colorado Trail, The Long trail(VT), and a great week at Glacier National Park Montana, I figure Long Distance sailing is not much different, except you have a boat not a tent, and you can carry more than 40 pounds of junk.

     The dream, at this time(may change), is to get a older 30 foot cruising boat and begin to experience the life, build my skills and see if this what i really want. Next January I begin the search and hope to have something in the water by spring. BHSC has six month moorings, may to October at reasonable price. I will play with this for a few years and if I like it as much as know I will and the seasickness is limited, im in.

     My drean boat is a Performance cruising Gemini 105 Mc 34, catamaran. Somewhere in the next few years i will go to The Boat show at Annapolis and get a very good look at the new ones. online I am following several Gemini blogs as well as youtube videos. The Catamaran Company has some good promo vids of new Geminis as well as for sale videos of older models. This boat is capable of circumnavigating the world.

     Not that, that is what I want to do, well with the right woman, maybe. I will be happy with east coast/ bahamas/ carribean crusing for a few years at least. definetley a few Bermuda runs, it is so close from Cape Cod. Hey if your in bermuda its only a few more days to the Azores, then the Med is not to far…..get it, good.

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catalina 30

September 13, 2010

this is an example of a typical 30’ catalina in my budget range. Soundings magazine usually has a few listings every

1980 Catalina 30 Standard Rig (Salem, Massachusetts)
PRICE: $19900.00
YEAR: 1980
MAKE: Catalina
MODEL: standard rig
FEET: 30
PHONE#: 603-540-9008
Zip Code: 03102
Expires On: Tuesday, 08 February, 2011

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1980 Catalina 30 Standard rig. Brand new (2010) Doyle Main Stack Pack and brand new Genoa. Harken roller furling system. Vetus 22HP diesel completely rebuilt this spring (2010). New batteries in Fall 2009. New bilge pump (2010). Garmin 440 GPS. Hand held Garmin GPS 72. CD player 4 speaker sound system. Interior cushions in good shape. Includes Zodiac inflatable dinghy with Johnson 5 HP outboard. Call for more details.


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in the beginning

September 13, 2010

My dad and uncles were all sailors, when we were born my dad switched to powerboats. As a teenager I participated in Community Boating in Boston MA were you could learn and sail for a buck all summer.

   I got away from sailing for 22 years after that, in 2005 after a girlfriend dumped me I decided to try again, sailing not girls. I took an ASA coastal cruising course on Boston Harbor and was hooked. I join the club as amember for a couple of years and got some good exposure to coastl sailing around the harbor and bay.

   My next task, for next year(2011) will be to get a used 30’ boat for more practice and learning. This will be a catalina, you can currently get used one from 85, 86 fro 10,000 to 20,000 depending on equipment. This is well within my current budget.

    Eventually I will purchase a Performance Cruising Gemini Catamaran(five to seven years) a used one will be fine, currentky five year old geminis are selling in the 140,000 to 160,000 range, depending on extras. This is a great boat for liveaboard cruising.

    I am Single at the momoment. The pic below is The Presentation a gemini 105mc catamaran.

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