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Old 12-02-2011, 11:34   #31
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I understand that too.It is just amazing to me what people with DEEP pockets will pay for,30k is more than my income for a whole yr.

hmmmmm......anybody need a "tax write off" ?
I am not going to ask Rafi, but it could be that his work won't let him or he can't afford to take the time off, because he is better off working and paying someone else to move his yacht. Or even he feels he isn't up to such a huge voyage, it's a fair old trek across the Med before even getting into the Atlantic.

The good news is there is a whole cottage industry in delivering yachts around the world, which enables a lot of sailors to earn a living enjoying what they do. Although for a delivery like this it will be hard work, the Med could be hours of motoring with a few nasty squalls thrown in for good measure. The Atlantic trades may have gone by then so more graft.

We have friends who did the ARC a couple of years ago. They couldn't afford to be away from work for more than 6 months, so sailed across and did the Carib, then had a crew bring the yacht back across to England.

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Old 12-02-2011, 11:55   #32
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I understand that too.It is just amazing to me what people with DEEP pockets will pay for,30k is more than my income for a whole yr.
LOL... your doing well... I've been living tight of my one delivery last year..
Thats the bad side of mileage rates.. 6weeks - 12weeks you get the same money more or less.. during that delivery drawn out by adverse weather/storm damage I had to turn down 2 nice earners over 2,000 miles and fast with the weather sails on fast mono's... would've been living high of the hog....
Fewer boats moving around as well in my league.. don't have the 100Ton
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Is that $30k? Per annum? Or is that tongue in cheek?


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That was a quote to me from Dockwise for last summer (2010) on my 40'er. Post #21.
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It just seems to me like the perfect job,doing what you love and getting paid.

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Old 12-02-2011, 12:30   #35
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joey, it might seem that way but I have read a lot of horror stories about boats from hell on delivery. Some owners may not want to deliver their own boats because they know that they are not seaworthy. A 6,000 mile delivery will take a lot of preparation.
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Yeah,I just watched some videos on youtube.Looked like it could get scary.
I imagine 6k miles,you wouldn't want to try and single hand.Unless the conditions were just right.
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Yeah,I just watched some videos on youtube.Looked like it could get scary.
I imagine 6k miles,you wouldn't want to try and single hand.Unless the conditions were just right.
Doubt you'd find many owners happy about a singlehand delivery.... and if he carries more than just 'Liability'.. the insurance will be very happy if anything went wrong... you can get away with a delivery crew of two on coastal trips... but to the best of my knowledge 3's still the minimum for crossings...
The Cheoy Lee would be a handfull trying to beat the 'season' across solo.. Atlantic okay... but for the Med you'd need crew.. may not have Wheelpilot..lol
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I was at the origin of Dockwise as Dock Express. I am also familiar with yacht path and sevenstar.
I believe that the only way to reduce costs and be able to discuss discount with ship owner is by grouping the inquiries.
So suggest you contact me. I am actually working on a site for captains and owners where we could regroup^all the inquiries;
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