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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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...
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. Fiberglasshull, cutter rig, dieselengine 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.
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