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Old 21-02-2014, 05:42   #61
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Re: couple in 20's 2 year circumnavigation...We need advise

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Don't listen to anyone trying to tell you that your plan isn't adequate. Read "The Adventures of Lucky Mike - All at sea." Go for it. You are only young once and you will regret not doing a trip like this on a sailboat. Just DO IT. Don't even think twice about it, or you will end up convincing yourself otherwise. That being said, I'm 17 and go 15 miles offshore on a 12' dinghy. Sometimes you need some fresh insight.

Rock on brother, you got balls going out in that thing. Indeed we are all only young once so I'm not gonna live with regret of not going.
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Old 21-02-2014, 06:18   #62
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Re: couple in 20's 2 year circumnavigation...We need advise

You are getting good advice from people who know. I have 2 comments:
-Just because you have rental property that cash flows, don't use that as your only consideration for hanging onto it. Look at what you can do with the equity that you have (return on investment.) If you have no other income, the tax leverage of rental property is gone.
-I understand the recommendations for NOT bringing the dog. We are planning a much less ambitious trip to the Bahamas this year, and WILL NOT GO without our dog. Period. Good luck.
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Re: couple in 20's 2 year circumnavigation...We need advise

I largely concur with a lot of the problems folks have brought up with your plan, but I won't repeat them. Here's another out-of-the-box suggestion for you:

Sell everything you want to sell. If you like risk, put some of it in the stock market and see what happens. Take some time off to travel to disney or wherever else with family/friends. Backpack, bike, hike, whatever, and aggressively pursue opportunities to crew on boats, and especially on deliveries. Deliveries will often be off-season, rushed, and to weather and therefore much less pleasant, but the crew will often be experienced and the boat equipment much more tested. You'll learn tons and get the experience you need to pick a boat you'll be happy with for however long you decide to cruise, and the experience to set a realistic schedule, decide about Bear, etc. Do this for a year or more. You may find, as many do, that the cruising life isn't for you, or as some of us do that you want to do it for way more than 3 years. Somewhere along the way, in fact, you'll probably run into the perfect boat in the not so perfect place, selling for a song because the owner is done or has suffered a family misfortune. You can buy it and take off in your travels from there and eventually end up somewhere where boat prices are higher (e.g., USA or Europe) and maybe even do better than break even when you're ready to sell (something that's not too easy to do with boats.) Experience is your friend and you're young. Don't hurry, "hire the expert" first, and become one.
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I just hope ww3 doesn't happen while I'm at sea lol
Wouldn't you rather be at Sea when WW3 hits...
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Re: couple in 20's 2 year circumnavigation...We need advise

Way back in your first post, you noted that you plan to sail the Red sea (and through Aden), but with your training and the company you will be keeping, you didn't expect any problems.

You also said you didn't want to hear comments about it - but i'm going to anyway.

What "training" do you have that will overcome 4-5 Somalis with AK-47's? What company will you be keeping at will make the Somali's quake in their boots? (or sandals).

Only a fool would think about sailing through there.
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$200-250k to buy and outfit the boat
$200-250K fo the BOAT.....you can do it on less than $100K easy and still have plenty of money left over for other adveentures!
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Re: couple in 20's 2 year circumnavigation...We need advise

Hey all I posted an update thread on some of the decisions we have come to

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Hey all I posted an update thread on some of the decisions we have come to

Thanks all!!
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I posted it in the same destinations area
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