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Old 04-03-2005, 10:25 AM   #15
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Hello to all

This is my first post. As sailing forums go this is a very nice one complete with many resourses and knowledge folks.


By now I sure you noticed that your questions as asked are nearly impossible to answer. But I will share with you my own expierence.

I had nearly the same dream only mine grew to a circumnavigation.

I had been power boating for many years but never sailing. I started by reading, read everything you can find about the subject you want to know about, globable weather, sailboat design, sailing dynamics ect ect...

I did, then I asked a lot of questions from people who had done this before me. It's a very long process. It took me 5 years, I worked at it every day, reading, talking and looking at sailing vessels. I purchased a 32 ft. full keel, heavy displacement dubble ender. Another year and a half to learn to sail her, outfit and overstock her. Then a two and one half year 34,000 nm trip around the world.

I needed all the knowledge I had gained and them some to do what I had done.

Do not get overwelmed, don't give up, and don't be in a hurry.

My only mistake--was returning home, maybe,

I hear my grandaughter calling me, she's 5 years old and love's to hear sea stories. Got to go.

Good luck and fair winds to all


PS: the whole thing cost less than the number you posted

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Old 04-03-2005, 08:06 PM   #16
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Welcome to the wacky world of sailing, let me say 1st that I have purchased a boat and poured money into making her a safe seaworthy boat[^] . So do what everyone has suggested and you will be too old to sail!.......So find an old salt (sailor) with him find a boat! buy it! fix it to what you want, and damn it man set sail.....you will not regret it.



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Old 04-07-2005, 03:11 AM   #17
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I grew up sailing on inland lakes a long, long way from saltwater, closer to the Arctic Ocean than the Atlantic or Pacific. I know how to sail, how to take best advantage of wind, blah blah... I'm good at it.

But I had a dream to sail the oceans. It never quit...

The thing was I knew nothing about yachts, diesel engines, what oceans do, anchoring, etc, etc... Go right down the line, I knew nothing about it. I read about it a lot, but that's not the same.

There was only one way to learn for me. Five years ago I bought a boat. Wish it was bigger, but it wasn't. I love it. The learning experience has been wonderful. Spent $26,500. Now I want to sail it away from Thailand. Will have to invest another $10,000, give or take.

No matter what you spend, even 10 times as much, it's still a bargain.
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Old 04-12-2005, 05:23 AM   #18
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My suggestion would be to start with a small but ocean-proven older design - something like an Alberg 30, Triton 29, ALbin Vega 27, Contessa 26 or similar. These are all proven blue water pocket cruisers with various circumnavigations to their credit.

You can pick this sort of boat up in the Eastern USA for between USD 10,000 and USD 25,000 so it won't break the bank and you are unlikely to lose money if/when you come to sell. Also, a smaller boat is much cheaper to run, so you will be able to stay out cruising longer if you like it.

But first why not get as much sailing experience as you can in as many different boats as possible?

- <font color="blue">Nick</font id="blue">


UK Sail Cruising

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Old 07-02-2005, 01:39 PM   #19
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Look around and see if you can find a Valiant 32. One that has a "blister" hull will be economical and the blistering apparently does not affect the vessals sea-worthness (if that is a word)

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