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Old 02-15-2013, 02:54 AM   #1
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G'day all you shell backs.
I just found this forum after looking around for the next water front home.

I swallowed the anchor a few years ago and starting to grow roots it's not a good thing to happen, so the call of the briny is in the ear (as it's only just a stone through away) and have been offered a 38ft Gaff Ketch but I still can't get a Gaff Schooner out of the mind.

I lived on a 50ft Ketch single handed for 5 years cruising up and down from Port Douglas to Hobart, good live but a bit on the lonely side after a few years.

I have been thinking, why not get some coves together and buy something like a 100 foot Schooner? or any nice classic as a live on board, sail the world, share the experiences and expenses and able to sell back your share to he ship if you want to jump ship.

Or lease your cabin while taking a break, it can't be a new idea so why is it not done, if it is why don't we hear about it.

Over to you for a welcome comment.
P.S. I'm looking for a book called " Sea Witch" by Alexander Laing.

If you have it please let me know if you would like to part with it at a price.
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Yes, this sounds amazing! How many partners do you think would be needed?
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Yes, this sounds amazing! How many partners do you think would be needed?
G'day Hila.
That would depend on the size of the boat I guess, I was thinking of an ex Japanese fiber glass fishing boat and converting it to a Gaff Schooner.

As far as crew goes it could easy accomadate eight to ten in comfort with own heads and shower, that would give three watches with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the cruise.

A good size galley laundry etc and saloon.

My reasoning is that they have: 1 good engines, 2 good gen sets, 3 refrigeration, 4 their strong and seaworthy, 5 their available at a good price with enough fat left to convert it to a Gaff Schooner.

The good points: share expenses, good security, share work load, share cooking, share fun and experiences, retired skipper and engineer could train the inexperienced crew/share holder/owners We could travel the world with a good team.

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