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Old 29-12-2010, 05:01   #181
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Sound great I suggest you take the advice to start on the east coast and learn how to fix the boat in Oriental. Your adventure shouldn't be measured in miles. The Carolina's are beautiful offer you either the city life or the wilderness while letting you mold your plans. I suggest you try and find about a 30 footer to fix up. This will be much more comfortable than a 27 and offer you the space to support housing a mate if one is ever found.
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Old 29-12-2010, 05:20   #182
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Sound great I suggest you take the advice to start on the east coast and learn how to fix the boat in Oriental. Your adventure shouldn't be measured in miles. The Carolina's are beautiful offer you either the city life or the wilderness while letting you mold your plans. I suggest you try and find about a 30 footer to fix up. This will be much more comfortable than a 27 and offer you the space to support housing a mate if one is ever found.
And it just so happens there's a Morgan 30 there for sale... take a look at Towndock.net... the gods are smiling on you... also a sweet 27ftr ready to go... $5k each
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Have any of you checked out "Hold Fast"? It's about a bunch of young twenty somethings that buy a 30' boat for a grand and sail it like crazy all over the bahamas on the CHEAP. It's a great documentary on how some people live their lives differently than the rest of us. Almost like Chris McCanless in "Into the Wild"....

it's a little over an hour so grab some RUM....

Link: Hold Fast on Vimeo
Thanks that was well worth watching, what a story 4 young people who are flowing there dreams.
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Old 31-12-2010, 23:22   #184
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I enjoyed that movie. It inspired some of my "on the cheap" sailing adventures around Puget Sound.
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Albin vegas are cheap and are supposed to be pretty good offshore. Several have circumvated and many have crossed oceans. Look at them on youtube. Tough little boats. I am thinking of getting one for myself. Look at the thread I started (Albin Vega 27?). Nice old boats.
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Have any of you checked out "Hold Fast"? It's about a bunch of young twenty somethings that buy a 30' boat for a grand and sail it like crazy all over the bahamas on the CHEAP. It's a great documentary on how some people live their lives differently than the rest of us. Almost like Chris McCanless in "Into the Wild"....

it's a little over an hour so grab some RUM....

Link: Hold Fast on Vimeo

I watched it yesterday. Great little film about being young and care free. Also a good film on it really isn't that hard to cruise it is more about maintaining the boat.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:02   #187
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Re: Challenge: Sail Around the World on $15k ?

Heck, I'd trade all the money I've made since I was 24 to be 24 again. (As long as I could keep the family, of course. And what I know now. And the confidence I've gained. And all the memories I've made. And this cake I'm eating.)

If the OP buys a cheap boat that's already been outfitted for cruising, a bunch of rice and beans, and keeps aside enough for a plane ticket home, he could still go farther at 24 than most people even if he doesn't circumnavigate. It's not the worst thing to try and fail. It's better than outfitting your boat for years with the latest gadgets and then dying of a heart attack at your desk.

Maybe he'll make it to Asia, where teachers who speak native English are in demand.
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This is true but I haven't seen him here for a long while now.
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Re: Challenge: Sail Around the World on $15k ?

Why not spend 10k on a decent boat and 5k island hopping in the bahamas all winter? That's my plan.. except more.. long term
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Sure if you can afford it. The problem is the islands can be pricey.
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Re: Challenge: Sail Around the World on $15k ?

Just back from three weeks of training cruises in the Leeward Islands. Clearing in and out costs something between 20 and 100 dollars a visit. I believe our original posting friend is going to have to visit places not on any charter boat company's maps!

I think the days written about by Shane Acton and John Caldwell are long gone. I suspect the cheapest place to wander around on a sailboat is probably North America!
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Just back from three weeks of training cruises in the Leeward Islands. Clearing in and out costs something between 20 and 100 dollars a visit. I believe our original posting friend is going to have to visit places not on any charter boat company's maps!

I think the days written about by Shane Acton and John Caldwell are long gone. I suspect the cheapest place to wander around on a sailboat is probably North America!
ROFL..... only for an American....
pretty much like Europe for us Euro folks....
tho' I reckon we get the better deal....
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Re: Challenge: Sail Around the World on $15k ?

In my experience, costs can be lower for those not in Charter boats.
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Re: Challenge: Sail Around the World on $15k ?

Customs, immigration and port authority charges are the same for everyone, private yacht or charter boat. Places with lots of charter boats are places with a lot of tourist activity. That drives up the transaction costs for everyone.

Why should a place "give away" its local attractions to visitors? The costs of making a place useful to yachties costs something. Why shouldn't there be a cost to the user/beneficiary of a dinghy dock, mooring, etc?
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Of course they are Norm. I take it you've never had anything waived for having a winning smile
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