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Old 27-07-2008, 18:02   #1
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Greetings from Tornado Alley

Yoho!

I'm a veteran of the US Navy (10 years), and am beginning my sailboat training. Over the next 2 years, I will be shopping for a 50+ footer to purchase so I can retire and sail across the big pond.

Drop a line if you have good link where I can keep up to date on slip fees in Hong Kong and Beijing - I really want to sail from the middle of the US to both cities!

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Old 27-07-2008, 19:00   #2
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Beijing might be a bit difficult to get to by your 50' boat. It's quite far inland with no navigable rivers to get there. Is this a troll?
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Old 27-07-2008, 22:40   #3
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thanks for the reply, Vasco..

what do you mean by "a troll"?

there is a "great channel" that connects Beijing to the Yangze River... from there, straight to the Bahai Sea..
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Old 28-07-2008, 03:38   #4
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Hey i have interst in stuffs like this - thats why joined this forum thing - hey - why not strat this together.I live inn florida and i am interested in these stuffs.
I have good physical fitness and good baravery too i guess , and i wanna join this stuffs.
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Old 28-07-2008, 04:04   #5
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Doesn’t the Northern Canal connect Beijing (via the Haihe River) to the sea port of Tianjin?
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Old 28-07-2008, 17:59   #6
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Yeah, that's what I meand by the "great channel".. maybe it's called the "grand canal".. either way, I understand it to be a major shiping route from Beijing to the Bahai, which is the northern part of the Yellow Sea..

at least, that's what I've seen on satellite maps...


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Old 29-07-2008, 12:37   #7
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Aloha Tim,
Welcome aboard! Navy veteran here too. May I try to convince you to think of something smaller for your retirement? I believe 32-36 feet is plenty big enough unless you have a wife and a couple of kids to take with you.
Fiberglass hull, cutter rig, diesel engine and aft cockpit is what I always recommend. Welcome to the forum of opinion. I do have some experience to base my opinions on having owned boats from 22 to 42 (not counting dinghies) and crewed on boats to 55.
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Old 30-07-2008, 09:28   #8
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Thanks John,

I've been inside several makes and models, and i would be most comfortable in at least a 50 footer... no wife or kids... but i do like to host parties and i love to cook... and 50 is a nice, round number.. esp when crossing the oceans.. lol
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