Thanks for all the information and insight!
What got me thinking about this was I once went over to Europe for 6 months, bought a car and just pretty much toured wherever I thought would be an interesting place to go. On this awesome forum here was where I first learned you can boat from Paris to the Mediterranean
, and it seems to me to be a great way to see another part of Europe that many do not.
This is what got me thinking about what sort of boat would be suitable, and at this point I am of the opinion that a boat light enough to be fun and convenient to navigate canals and backwaters would probably be a bit too lightweight for me to do an Atlantic crossing
without excessive worry. If I can fit a boat into a container and ship ot for ~$3Kish, that means I can use it here for a year or 3 first and have it all fitted out for cruising when shipped and pretty much absolutely no surprises on that end when sailing & motoring in a foreign land. Plus, everything can be shipped in one package so the boat already has spares and tools on board, and I'll have even figured out how to bring bicycles along by then so quite a few less things to purchase once I get over there.
It seems like the 27 foot water
ballasted sailboats made by Macgregor
, Odin, and possibly others may fit in a container, the MacGregor
is advertised that it can fit in a container on its trailer once the main axle is removed (there are supposed to be tiny wheels on the trailer that allow it to slide into the container) and I'm sure the others have some sort of system too.
the roll-on/roll-off ones as well, but I do like the idea of it being locked in a container.
And a nod to Boatman for figuring out I have a weakness for the bilge