So, I've been cruinsing this forum for awhile and I'd like to ask some questions that I haven't seen answered. I'm in the research
phase of possibly cruising a catamaran
for several years and maybe making it a liveaboard
later. I saw some guy get reamed the other day about sailing to Tahiti
, so let it be know that I've already signed up for sailing lessons
and I'll wait plenty long enough before I start pushing my limits.
So, I'm thinking about purchasing
a 40-45' cat in the $300,000 range in FL and then island hoping in the Carribean then heading down to South America
(Buenos Aires in particular). This is still a long ways off.
I've seen post talking about how expensive it is at marinas
. What's to keep me from primarily mooring
and taking my dingy in to the marina or even public beach for that matter, free of charge (small charge for marina dingy I guess)? I've also done some research
in So. Cal
. and the waiting list is like 5 years. Can't someone just move up and down the beach from week to week or are you hassled by some authority? So. Cal
. would be after I run out of money
from cruising for 2,3,4 or more years. I would only do this until I could get into a marina of course.
Also, once in the Argentina
area I would like to get over to Chile
, but would either have to sale
around "the horn" or come back up to the canal. I think I read that the canal has a long wait and is very expensive. Has anyone ever heard of trailering a yacht over the Andes? Expensive if not impossible I guess, just wondering.
After spending several months in Chile
I would like to end up in New Zealand
. I know the South Pacific
is "sick", so I would imagine I would come back north from May-August around Mexico
, then head
over to Hawaii
and the down, island hoping as I go.
This has been a dream for about 12 years and I'm finally in a financial position to make it happen. My main objectives are to 1.."take it easy and cruise", 2...party while island hoping
, 3..surf in amazing places around the world..4 whitewater kayak
(the Andes, New Zealand
, ect., as this is my current
passion). Oh yea, anyone know about how long the trip from San Diego
to Maui would be (estimation)?
Any other advise would be great. Again, I may sound dumb, it's because I am "sailing dumb" at this point, that's why I'm asking the questions. I can't wait for my week long class in December.