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Old 06-08-2016, 12:33   #16
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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

I haven't any ocean going experience sadly, alternatively just going and figuring it out as many others have some is an option!
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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

Containers have surprisingly narrow dimensions. Even Maxi77 is too wide for 40' container internal door dimension.
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:37   #18
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Sadly I only have coastal experience though need to venture off to the big blue sooner or later. Maybe this is a good opputunity, it would be journey of a lifetime!
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Why not just buy a boat in India? They could make you one fairly quickly and cheaply.
Since the shipping cost are going to be north of £15,000 you could have a very nice yacht built for that price in Asia.

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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

Go ahead and ship her
Too much trouble to sail her
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Since the shipping cost are going to be north of £15,000 you could have a very nice yacht built for that price in Asia.

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Wow - yes definately if it will be that price! I was thinking maybe a few thousand though that is pretty shocking. I have applied for a few quotes already.
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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

You could sail it through the canals to the Med and ship it from there. It will be cheaper.

When I moved from Norway to Spain I wanted to bring my X79. But after some researching, I concluded that the X79 was perfect for me in Norway sailing the coasts of Norway and Sweden which are full of fjords and islands, but not at all suitable for open ocean sailing in the Med. Maybe the best is to move to India first to check it out and then decide what type of boat you want to have there?
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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

I think the red tape in India trying to bring a boat in shall tax the patience of a saint. Rather buy something there or have it made. You could also buy something used in Dubai and just about coastal hop it to some parts of India.

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Sweden to India - sub 100 hours coastal small keelboat experience . Job in India would like to take Maxi 77 (maxi 26) with me is it possible through inland canals and shorter coastal legs? Are there any guides on continental canals or similar journeys?
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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

The Passage to Egypt is the least of your worries.
I doubt you have looked at a chart nor are too up to date with the political problems of the north Indian ocean coast.

If a Maxi 77 means its 26 feet long i, sincerely, do not think it can be done without your life in jepardy from those countries harboring pirates (real ones) or just hating you because you are from the West.

I hear such bad reports about India and cruising boats the I didnt go in there even though i have dear friends i wanted to visit.

Sell the boat before you go, ro lay it up on land.

Btw, the funniest reply so far was trucking it. Through Afghanistan and Pakistan... Thats my comedy session for tonight


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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

Nothing I've heard makes me think it is a worthwhile thing to do, unless the OP is an Indian Expat returning home to work.

The OP really needs in this case to look up the customs regulations and other formalities about importing a yacht. This along with shipping costs will could be the killer
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I'd bet you could fit this thing into a 40' container.
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It would be tricky. Beam of a Maxi77 is 2.45m. 40ft container door is 2.35m wide. You may just be able to juggle it in on an angle.
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Re: Small boat - Scandinavia to India

Instead of the French Canals going by the Danube might be shorter.

On the subject of fitting into a container some boats have actually been built with that in mind: CONTAINER YACHTS
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... I wonder whether Maxi 77 would fit in a container?
No.
A standard 40' Steel Dry Cargo Container has an interior width of about 7'-8 1/2"; whereas the Maxi 77 has a beam of just over 8'.
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It would be tricky. Beam of a Maxi77 is 2.45m. 40ft container door is 2.35m wide. You may just be able to juggle it in on an angle.
I was thinking that she would fit if rubber gunwale removed and tilted . The other problem is the height, it would fit with the keel removed and stowed at the front.

Would need to fashion some kind of rolling frame cradle to get her in and out the container also, whilst tilted. Food for thought!
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