Jaycall, that is a good catch and one I missed. How much would it be to replace the engines if they really are shot? What about using a couple outboards instead? 2 50hp outboards should be able to move it in and out of harbor right? And the rest of the time, I would just be sailing. I just bought a book by Lin and Larry Pardey
and they did not have any motor
at all, so a couple outboards seems almost like overkill. Besides, I could use the space where the diesels are to store rum
Maytrix, I did see that it may need some sprucing up, but time is something I have in abundance right now. I planned on just rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. I would live on it while i prepare it for voyaging.
Nacradude, the sport is supposed to be an expensive way to go nowhere SLOWLY. If I wanted to go fast, I would be looking at a speedboat or one of those America's Cup catamarans. I just want to get there in style and on my own schedule.
Which leads me to Chechako, I want to sail, but any thing worth doing is worth doing with some flair and pizazz. Paris Hilton likes to get drunk, but she likes it better when everyone is watching her do it. I am that way too.
And Smackdaddy, that is a good catch. I should have capitalized Hagar. The rule
is always capitalize proper names and comic book characters right? lmfao. Actually, that does bring up a question. I always capitalize the first letter of usernames as well, however sometimes people have specific capitalization within the name: all lowercase, all upercase, leet speak style, etc. etc. What is the correct way to handle that?
Thanks again to everyone. You are definitely giving me a lot to think about. When I first posted, I was afraid people would tell me I was crazy and not to do it. It seems like what I am hearing is mostly cautious support. I can do it, and the boat should be perfect for what I need, except that it may need a bit of work (which I am totally ok with). Please keep the advice flowing, this is a major life decision for me, and I don't want to screw it up.