I have all but come to terms to purchase
a vessel. Purchase
and sea trial) will go down in the next 2 months. I have a couple questions- please chime in on any you wish:
1. Because the sale
includes a dinghy
with separate registration
, is there an advantage to "pricing" the dinghy
higher or lower? Because I will register the vessel(s) in Georgia
, I will have to pay sales tax in addition to registration
fee for each. I do not believe it will make any difference if the total price
(boat and dinghy) is the same combined.
2. Maybe this question belongs in the "destinations" thread- Will sail the boat from Puerto Rico
to Savannah the end of March/beginning of April. DO you think an "inside" trip (west of Bahamas
and catch gulf stream
north) or "outside" (east of Bahamas
, open water
all the way to Savannah) would be a faster/better route
? This will be a pure transit trip with no sightseeing planned. Boat is an Amel Maramu, well suited for blue water
cruising. Any guesses as to a duration for a trip like that as I am still chained to a land-based job and need to put in for the time off.
Having pored over many threads here, I feel I have a good handle on preparing the boat for the trip, plus, the owner has agreed to go along as he has much more knowledge of the characteristics of the boat and I want to glean as much as possible from him.
Thanks in advance-