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Old 25-06-2010, 13:27   #1
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Circumnavigating the Globe

What would be the best boat to use for circumnavigating the globe (for about 3-4 people)? Also, how long should it take if I take the route drawn in the attachment?
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Old 25-06-2010, 14:08   #2
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There is simply no way to give a useful answer to your questions. They are far too vague. The "best" boat for one group of 4 people might be one of the worst possible for a different group of 4 people. And one group--with the right boat--could make that circumnavigation in a couple of months while another group might take a couple of decades.
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Old 25-06-2010, 14:16   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, rheed.

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Old 25-06-2010, 14:27   #4
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Boatwise I would go with Wenonah's Seneca model, but DenverDon's point on picking the crew still applies to timeline.
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Old 25-06-2010, 15:03   #5
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Pardon, but if you are asking about what boat is best I wonder what kind of off shore experience do you have? Usually if you do have experience you will know what type of boat will work for your needs. If this just sounds like a fun adventure you really need to learn seamanship first. Ken
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Well, it's not something I plan on doing soon, maybe 10+ years down the road... though no harm in planning as soon as possible, right? I was thinking about gathering a crew with plenty of experience to assist me. I don't have any experience in sailing, but I plan on starting within the next few years.

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Boatwise I would go with Wenonah's Seneca model, but DenverDon's point on picking the crew still applies to timeline.
Wenonah Seneca? Isn't that a canoe?...
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Old 25-06-2010, 15:13   #7
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Dont you love how people pick apart your question rather than give you an answer!!?? My choice for 4 people would be an Oyster 72.
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Seneca

Rheed, c'mon, it's not just ANY canoe! High initial stability and specifically designed for three paddlers, meaning faster passages. There's enough room for the the fourth guy to spend his day off just forward of the centerline. Seneca, 19'4" Specialty Canoes

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Old 25-06-2010, 15:23   #9
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I don't think anyone can be serious with you Rheed, until you do a little homework. What first strikes me is that you haven't looked at ocean currents, or you would not choose to go across the great pacific high. What experience do you have? Do you prefer to sail or motor?
As said on another post- the world is littered with dreamers that do no know how they got there....
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Old 25-06-2010, 15:42   #10
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F these guys Rheed, do yo thang!!!!
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Old 25-06-2010, 15:48   #11
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Rheed, somethings you need to figure out first are what type of boat YOU like best, Catamaran, Monohull, Trimaran, and motor or sail. Then figure out how much you can truly afford to spend on a boat. Then start asking asking questions about certain brands that you think will do the job you want to do. Time wise, it can take as long as you have money to maintain your crew, you, and your boat.
My personal favorites are Gun Boats, but my wallet says Outremer is within reach a year or two from now.
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The boat you'll need to work on with a price range; check out some of the stuff on yachtworld.com. Look for used sailboats, don't fall in love with anything, and post stuff you find over here for comments on what works and what doesn't.

If you want a great book (the only book, actually) on how to get around the world on a sailboat, get this:

Amazon.com: World Cruising Routes: Companion to World Cruising Handbook: 1000 Routes from the South Seas to the Arctic (9780713687774): Jimmy Cornell: Books

To get you started on boats, here's a little Cheoy Lee:

1967 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 25-06-2010, 16:37   #13
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1967 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com


That is too funny, I just talked to broker about that boat yesterday and my wander over and take a look this weekend.
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That is too funny, I just talked to broker about that boat yesterday and my wander over and take a look this weekend.
Looks like a good boat for the price. I bet it would love to get some water under its keel.
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