I'm working on that old dream where I sell everything, buy a boat, spend 6months to a year skilling up and outfitting before I head
of for a trip around the world. I learned to sail on a little lake here in NM (Lake Heron) and in 2008 got the chance to help crew for 2 months in the south pacific
as a test run. I'd got sea sick fishing
w/Dad off the coast of S. Cal
and knew what that felt like to the s.pac trip was a test. Would the the dream hold up to reality and a long passage
or two. Well it did w/flying colors. Now to make it happen.
I'm doing my homework while I finihs renovating my house to sell. I've been poking around on yachtworld and finding some Tartan's, Choy Lee's, and I think once even a Tayana for around this price
Any thoughts on some boats around $30k?
How about some resrources to get my research
(I've read Nigel Calder and Hal Roths Cruising books
, and now working on a book reviewing 26 (?) affordable blue water
Also, what's your thoughts on bumping the initial investment to $50k?
I'm figuring on about $10k on fixes and upgrades and would like full keel
or at least skeg hung rudder
and I 'm more interested a TOUGH boat over pressurized hot water
Thanks all in advance,