I'm new to this community and hope you can give me some advice.
I'm a German living in Switzerland and I've been sailing for about 20 years, mostly in the baltic
sea but also chartering in the med and canaries
I was thinking about a circumnavigation
but the part of the world I'm mostly interested in is the south pacific
. I know the caribbean
and it seems too touristy for me, also going around Africa
or through Suez doesn't look appealing.
So, why not save the time and money
and buy a boat in California
, sail it west and sell it again.
Regarding the boat, I like it small and simple, a Flicka or Dana would be perfect for me.
My questions is now about papers and stuff like that, if I buy a boat in the US and sail it through the pacific islands, do you think I'll get in trouble being a German on an US-registerd boat (if I can register it).
I do not want to rush it, do you think a year is too short for that kind of trip?