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Old 22-11-2012, 12:51   #16
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Re: Gemini 105MC vs Jeanneau sun odyssey 43 DS

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1. Now in Bangkok, but in Phuket when I get the boat.
2. I plan to keep it for many years first.
3. I would buy something closer if they were not all overpriced and used as charter boat.

How many sailing days do you think I need before I should consider water sailing">blue water sailing?
Days? People prepare for YEARS and still don't think they are ready. There is no guideline for this but you will know more once you've sailed for a while.
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Which boat do you think gain most in value by register it here in Thailand?
Don't know. Probably about the same.
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Old 23-11-2012, 11:14   #17
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Re: Gemini 105MC vs Jeanneau sun odyssey 43 DS

There are also a number of Jeanneau 43DS in the Caribbean. I owned one that was ex-Sunsail charter and was happy with the boat and with the price that I paid for it, there are heated discussions about buying or not buying and ex-charter boat that belong in another thread, but I was quite happy with doing so.

The Caribbean is easy sailing and I know several people who bought a boat and learned to sail there. The pricing in the Caribbean is great and the boat is already in a great sailing location.

the 43DS is a solidly built boat with an excellent layout below decks and on deck. The sail plan is good (I had in-mast furling) and sails pretty well into the wind.
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