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Old 14-08-2014, 18:16   #16
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Re: Black Holes Everywhere!

Look at it another way, so long as you enjoyed it then you paid for your amusement and boat education. Probably money well spent.

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Old 14-08-2014, 19:44   #17
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1) 3000 miles trip with such a small boat seems too big of a challenge for me to single-hand.

2) It would be difficult to arrange such a long leave from my work
Let some young keen lad or lady take it across for you, they get an adventure. You get the boat where you need it.
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Old 14-08-2014, 21:26   #18
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Re: Black Holes Everywhere!

@Parito - Keep it for a while and sail the snot out of it.

Boat finances "never" make sense - don't try.

My boat has cost about $200 a month in maintenance for 7 years. I am now investing about the entire worth of the boat in a refit and diesel repair. If I sell it in a few months I won't worry.

I owe the boat for the 7 years of awesomeness I have had...

If I get another 7 years and have to do another $10k of repairs, well... that's what boat owning is...

OTOH - If I sold it on as-is to a newbie sailor who underestimated the work or over-estimated his skills and the boat got abandoned or parted out I would feel I have a big karma debt outstanding.
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Old 15-08-2014, 03:40   #19
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Thanks

I suppose if I have charted a boat, I would have spent more, and not have acquired the experience of maintaining it. That's one way looking at it.

I'll be looking with a different pair of eyes for my next boat for sure..
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Is a delivery skipper an option?

Oh crap. Sorry just realised it was 21' not 31' as I first read the posting. No, can't imagine a delivery skipper is an option.

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Old 15-08-2014, 05:54   #21
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21' and can't even get from UK to the Canaries.

Well, wrong choice obviously.

Sail local waters.

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Re: Black Holes Everywhere!

Try posting on the crew wanted section here and see if a young sailor would be willing to do it. The canaries aren't really that far from mainland. What 700 miles from Gibraltar?
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Old 25-08-2014, 14:49   #23
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I think that in this little boat is possible to reach Canary Islands. Whole Europe you can cross by internal channels (i would like to do it someday). Than along the Spanish coast, across the Gibraltar and along the Atlantic coast of Morocco (such a small boat can enter in every port) to Agadir. Morocco is very interesting country with very friendly people. From there to Arrecife little more than 200 miles. And If reaching Agadir by your boat you still will not be confident in yours abilities to make an ocean passage, it is possible to find somebody to do it for you or with you. Of course, such a journey would only make sence if you go slowly and enjoy it. If there is not enough time, it is possible stretch it out to e few seasons, leaving the boat in some marina. I am personally cruising in this way for many years.
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Get a yacht deliverer to bring it to where you want it maybe
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Get a yacht deliverer to bring it to where you want it maybe
Given the numbers of boats everywhere why not simply get a boat in situ.

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Its not 3000 miles from Colchester to the Canaries.. Doubt its 2000.. once across the Bay its all downhill..
Either way its gonna hurt the wallet.
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Re: Black Holes Everywhere!

You are brave to confess. Sorry for your loss of investment just to find out you don't want to do the cruise with your particular boat.
I think most everyone has had a dream and later the reality of the real costs set in. I certainly have and its cost me much more than what you've invested.
I hope you can find a new dream and have some valuable lessons already learned.
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