Hiya folks I'm still in the "romantic sea-change" phase hoping to be in a position in a couple of years to live aboard something. I'll be doing a few courses in sailing/coxwain etc so I'll know more I guess as I get into it.
At this stage I just have some early niaive questions if someone could point me in the right direction
The size/style I think at this early stage I'd like is something like this - ROBERTS WAVERUNNER boat details - BoatPoint Australia
1. What do folks reckon might be the cruising speed and economy of such a beast?
2. Around Darwin (north Australia) where I live there's pretty big tides (and hence currents) - apart from rivers and narrow channels/straits where I'd expect to have to wait for the tide is the slow speed of a displacement
cruiser much of an issue otherwise? I really want to be able to visit the Kimberlies also where the tides are even bigger.
3. In regards to electricity there seems to be bits of info all over the web regarding solar panels
generators etc. Anyone have a good link to somewhere that explains all the concepts from the basics upwards?
4. I'll obviously know more as I learn and research
over the next couple of years but just for interest where could a boat like that linked above go? For instance would you attempt a tasman crossing in good weather
and visit kiwiland? (assuming boat is shipshape etc) or is it really just a coastal cruiser?
Cheers and sorry for the dumb questions