Originally Posted by cheoah
You never got a reply, curious what your plan is? Plenty of deliveries have been done at this time of the year, keep a close eye on the tropics and have contingencies worked out along the way for storms or mechanical issues. Boat is new to you and while I haven't always followed my own advice, good to sail some locally before shoving off.
Hopefully this will prompt some input from someone with relevant experience.
So, what's up with getting your boat home? Pretty exciting. I have no familiarity with the lavezzi, but I'm sure it will make a sweet pad on the water
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We'll be leaving SXM on June 23rd or 24th with a crew of 3.
We'll give her as much of a shake-down as we can, but there's nothing like an actual passage
to uncover the "surprises". That said, my brother, sister, and I delivered a factory fresh Lagoon 400
out of Les Sables d'Ollone with no more than a Sunday afternoon picnic on the bay before setting sail for the Madeiras on our way to the Antilles, and not a single
problem underway. Maybe lightning
can strike twice.
Insuring the boat was a royal pain. Amazingly, getting a rider for this late delivery
was a piece of cake. That doesn't mean that we'll be taking the weather
for granted. You can be sure that given the time of year, we'll have a competent weather router looking out for us and plenty of hiding holes planned along the way.
We're super excited about the boat. The wife's already retired, I'm done January 1, and by February we should be cruising full time.