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Old 08-10-2009, 07:49   #16
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Get the perfect boat.

would let you cruise to the Caribbean (another perfect place) and hone your skills, then you turn around and sail to the Mediterranean. The passages will be your great learning trips
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We also thought to go for the boat. All the boats that we really like so far are in the States or the Caribbean.

HOWEVER, we can't get on the boat until July, which puts us at the beginning of hurricane season, and we don't want to be stuck outside the hurricane box only sailing in Trinidad and the ABC's for the first 4+ months (not that that would be the worst thing ).
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Old 08-10-2009, 14:27   #17
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... HOWEVER, we can't get on the boat until July, which puts us at the beginning of hurricane season, and we don't want to be stuck outside the hurricane box only sailing in Trinidad and the ABC's for the first 4+ months (not that that would be the worst thing ).
LOL

I would virtually die to have 4 months (or preferably much, much more) for the stretch Tri to ABC (actually ACB, aren't they).

Guys - if you do not want to be out of the box then get into the box, or else you have the option of heading off to Brasil and back. Some great sailing there (I mean - back) ;-)))

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Old 08-10-2009, 15:34   #18
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This is an older thread I think?
Actually, this thread was started just five days ago. Cruisers Forum date stamps posts in the conventional European way; i.e. Day - Month - Year. In this case, 03-10-2009 is the third day of October, 2009. In the conventional American way 03-10-2009 is the tenth day of March, 2009.

Easy mistake to make.

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Kentucky is closer to the Med than California. Just sail down the Tenn-Tom to the Gulf then Carib then to the Med. Easy, piece of cake, a walk in the park.
Wow! What a decision. If the boat you are looking for is a production boat another will come along some day. The economy is not coming back soon so be patient.
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Ah, foreigners, I should have known. Next thing they'll be claiming they invented the calender. As long as they don't try messing with red right returning...

Thanks, Tao, I don't just make easy mistakes.
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The equation is

Boat x Time = great destinations

Do you have time?

Of course you need to add (good company) and (wine)
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Kentucky is closer to the Med than California.

If the boat you are looking for is a production boat another will come along some day. The economy is not coming back soon so be patient.
Unfortunately the Kentucky boat just was sold.

But yes, it's a Beneteau so there will be more. Just need to wait again for the right one with everything we wanted..it will happen
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I would much rather a better location and lifestyle then the perfect boat. People would be amazed at how easy or fast a person can adapt to their living quarters. If I have to get a much smaller boat to fulfill my dream now instead of waiting another 10 years for the right boat. I choose now as I can always upgrade if needed..
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