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Old 21-07-2015, 11:39   #1
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helping about caribbiean seiling

hi to all
my name is amir esmaeeli
my Expertise is electronics and cctv
i like too short explain
im 30 years old and i have cancer
the my big dream is to caribbiean sealing but i haven't any data
can somebody help me about kind of boat and general data like best season
for traveling
also the important things is how much need money for 2 month traveling
i live in east of turkey and iran in middle east
i very like to see caribbean islands and life like naturalist
the last things is i will very happy for having a strong fellow traveler and professional membership
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Old 21-07-2015, 13:55   #2
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Re: helping about caribbiean seiling

Welcome aboard Cruisers Forum, Amir.

Good luck with your health.


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Old 23-07-2015, 18:13   #3
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Re: helping about caribbiean seiling

Welcome aboard! It's good to hear that you will be pursuing your dream. That's wonderful.

Based on the limited information I have about your past experience with boats, I'd suggest that you get a comfortable boat that is good for island hopping but also can handle heavy seas. If you like monohulls then Beneteau makes a comfortable and affordable model, 393 Cyclades (I admit, I may be partial to Beneteau since that's what we have). If you have a little more money to play with I'd suggest something with a smaller draft so you can get closer to the islands.

The summer is hurricane season in the Caribbean so most people like to sail the Caribbean in the winter. Also, insurance may not cover your boat in the summer in the Caribbean so be sure to check on that.

For navigation we use Navionics. We have the app on our iPad, tablet, phones and we have chips in the Chartplotter unit.
We like Navionics because you can make your own real-time map using SonarChart Live. More info here: SonarChart Live | Navionics
Screenshots of before and after SonarChart Live to create even more detailed charts below (the thick black lines are contour lines that show extreme detail. when you scroll in you get contour lines every foot!):

For electricity we use a wind generator (The Caribbean is known for their Christmas winds in the winter which are perfect for a wind generator). We used a KISS generator. Check them out here: KISS High Ouput wind generator | svHotWire
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Old 15-08-2015, 11:04   #4
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Re: helping about caribbiean seiling

Thank you for the positive energy

My main problem is visa and Embassy
its very time consuming
I prefer that sealing with skilled person and stay some islands living for a few months
a little about me
im electrical engineer and i worked on cctv and installing security sytems in small company in iran . my hobby is modeling and rc plans
in free time i work on android programing
last Christmas i made a rc v hull boat i very like it
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You can look up the list of Caribbean countries and read into their formalities to see how difficult or easy it will be for you to arrive and stay. Some countries are relaxed and some are rather tight. Go to the relaxed countries ... ;-)

Sailing in the Caribbean is pretty awesome - good wind, plenty of sun, warm water to swim; and if you do not like one place, the next one will offer different views, people and food. Enjoy.

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