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Old 04-03-2015, 01:33   #1
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Greetings from Cyprus!!

Hi, I am a complete novice, and I don't even own a boat. I know that I suffer from sea-sickness, however, I'm sure I won't if I am at the controls.
I am looking for a boat that can cross the Atlantic, and to be a home.
Any suggestions?
My budget is pretty low.
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Hi, I am a complete novice, and I don't even own a boat. I know that I suffer from sea-sickness, however, I'm sure I won't if I am at the controls.
I am looking for a boat that can cross the Atlantic, and to be a home.
Any suggestions?
My budget is pretty low.
check out larnaca marina you might find a bargin
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Hi.. Welcome to CF.
How low is low.. at the moment your budget is success or keep working.. whats the max and does the boat need to be local or can you fly n buy..
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Novice.
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Hi novice...... sounds like you and i are 'in the same boat' so to speak. I look forward to sharing our adventures!

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Hi.. Welcome to CF.
How low is low.. at the moment your budget is success or keep working.. whats the max and does the boat need to be local or can you fly n buy..
Hi, my budget will stretch to $20,000, and I am willing to fly and buy. The boat has to be economical and easy to sail/drive/pilot.
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Hi, my budget will stretch to $20,000, and I am willing to fly and buy. The boat has to be economical and easy to sail/drive/pilot.
The perfect boat for you.. in your budget.. ready to go.. an easy to manage rig.. good accomodation.. an easy singlehanders boat..
If the owner likes you he may even throw in some familiarization sails to help you get the feel..
Westerly Longbow 31 for sale UK, Westerly boats for sale, Westerly used boat sales, Westerly Sailing Yachts For Sale Westerly Longbow 31 - Apollo Duck


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The perfect boat for you.. in your budget.. ready to go.. an easy to manage rig.. good accomodation.. an easy singlehanders boat..
If the owner likes you he may even throw in some familiarization sails to help you get the feel..
Westerly Longbow 31 for sale UK, Westerly boats for sale, Westerly used boat sales, Westerly Sailing Yachts For Sale Westerly Longbow 31 - Apollo Duck


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I've just been looking at some sailing videos on you-tube, where there are storms ad it looks pretty scary, and there are about 8 crew, how easy are these boats to handle on my own?
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as small boat like that is easy to handle on your own.
with bigger boats the difficulty comes when returning to a dock,so having a second person at the front makes tying up easier.
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I've just been looking at some sailing videos on you-tube, where there are storms ad it looks pretty scary, and there are about 8 crew, how easy are these boats to handle on my own?
Once you understand the workings of a sailbaot and what ropes to pull and ease.. its a piece of cake..
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Once you understand the workings of a sailbaot and what ropes to pull and ease.. its a piece of cake..
Thanks for giving me some courage...lol

I'm checking out some "made in China" yachts...lol
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