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Old 04-08-2010, 18:37   #16
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Great to hear you made it ok. Nice of you to close off the thread with your report. Too many times we never hear from the OP again and I often wonder whether they ever went or not. Have fun in the Chesapeake.
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Re: Advice Required - Bahamas to Florida Crossing

some peope say to me that a less than 15000 us sailboat is no able to cruise seriously around the caribeam. Can you explain to me is that is true. Which are the minimum instrument or upgrades needed? I am nre and I want to buy a sailboat. Thanks
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:06   #18
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Re: Advice Required - Bahamas to Florida Crossing

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some peope say to me that a less than 15000 us sailboat is no able to cruise seriously around the caribeam. Can you explain to me is that is true. Which are the minimum instrument or upgrades needed? I am nre and I want to buy a sailboat. Thanks
Do not agree with that. The cost is not important. I know friends that got a very good deal on a boat, much less than USD$15.000,00 but it is a boat that I would cruise all over the Caribbean.

If you have the right boat the cost does not matter but it is more difficult to purchase a good boat for a lower price.

Also will depend on the length of the boat. You might get a good 28' boat for $15.000 or a bad 40' boat for the same cost.

If you are a good captain you can go with no instruments at all. I sailed for years with only a depth sounder and knot meter. If you can afford more then it is easier but still more electronics do not replace a good captain.
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I you were I without having a USA visa, would you buy in Rio Dulce Guatemala a sailboat? Who can otherwise help in USA tobuy a good sailboat and deliver it in Rio Dulce guatemala? Where are you?
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