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Old 03-05-2008, 22:55   #1
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I have always dreamed of sailing the oceans but i don't have a boat, i was wondering if anyone could direct me to a good type of Sailing Multihull Cruiser that can be manned by one person and big enough to be a bluewater cruiser?
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Otter,
That's a huge question and not easily answerable.

So many things depend on this and depend on that and we don't know anything about you yet. How much you are willing to spend is a good place to start.

Another thing is to know where you plan on going?..the world?, locally?, the tropics? Will you be bringing along other people?..how many? Are you willing to learn how to sail and then do charters to get the practical experience? ...because you don't just get in a boat and take off over the horizon without enough experience to keep from killing yourself or worse yet, others.

It is much better to learn about cruising by doing baby steps in a successive and logical way.....much along the same lines as learning how to fly.

Tip: Do all this before you buy a boat because without knowing how to sail and having no experience, you have no idea yet what type of boat will work best for you. We all have different needs and desires concerning a boat, and you have yet to learn what those are.

Have fun in learning process.

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Old 03-05-2008, 23:33   #3
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Thank you i realise now that i should have added that i have been sailing since i was 12 years old and took small boat sailing at boyscout camp. my friends let me take their boats out whenever i want to in exchange for installing any new gear they get and making shure it is in a good a condition as possible. since i am not going to be paying the full price but rather half of it with my dad paying the other half money is not going to be that much of a limiting factor,i plan on doing most of my sailing in the atlantic,carribean and as far out in the pacific as hawii mabye farther every nowandthen, and yes i am willing to do charter stuff to get even more expireance and that not to seem rude but i do know first hand what can happen if your not carefull a couple years ago one of my friends boats capsized on him and nearly killed him.
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Ok, whew ..so you are based in reality!

At this point, I would not do anything concerning buying a boat. I would learn as much as I can and get experience on other peoples chartered boats. I am in the same boat, figuratively of course....just waiting for retirement to kick in before I go from being a dreamer to it being real. So for now my emphasis is on learning and getting experience on cruising sailboats.

I think that buying the boat itself is towards the bottom of the learning list.

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Thank you after reading your post realized i must have sounded like a lunatic thank you for your in formation and suggestions i was just looking around today because i get it in a few years and realized that i don't know what kind i need except that i know i want a cat becuase i have had the most expireance in them and not monohulls.
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