Yes, Brasil is a very very nice country, with nice places and good people but with serious problem too.
The most important is the high cost of living, extortionary taxes
because this thinks I decided to run away and change the way of life.
Every think about boat here is very expensive 2 x more than US and Caribbean
Since I decided to change I buy everything in US. I do not spend plus a dollar here, with customs taxes
is more cheap
than to buy here.
I visited florida
3 time but it is to another topic.
I have in a boat sinse i have one year old. My father had many yachts so i think i have some
experiences with navigation
but in motor
yeh, i read the Mahina Expedition same times, it's very elucidative and very instructive but it does not answer mine doubts.
I think the must important for now is: Is better a old very good boat like Hallberg Rassy
, Island Packet or not to good boat but newest.
In the Mahina Expedition database I don't see anything about Dufour
It's important because the difference can can be about 2 years or more of free sailing with all pay.
for you replay, I'm sure it's baseline for comparison with others.
My plan is living on board for the next 10 years and voyage world almost time single handed.
almost following the equator line.