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Old 22-09-2010, 07:41   #1
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Hello Everyone !

Hey this is Adrian and Brittany,

We have this crazy idea in our head to live on a boat! We working on setting the goal but want to get an idea about what kind of boat.

1: Sail boat, not small, but big enough that we both are required to sail it.
2: big enough to hold a small 350 pound motorcycle
3: Single hull or multi hull is no matter so long as we can safely sail across oceans.
4: We want to spend at least 50k on downpayment and other costs to own our boat.

Any advice?


-A
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Old 22-09-2010, 08:04   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Adrian and Brittany (A&B).

Id advise losing the idea of carrying a motorcycle aboard a long-distance cruising boat.
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Old 22-09-2010, 09:55   #3
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Yes, A & B, welcome to the forum. Many live aboards here who can help you in your quest. I must say that I agree with Gord - I am pretty sure that you will find transporting a motorcycle to be a recipe for disaster. Apart from the space it will occupy (very few boats will have sufficient space to carry a motorcycle in a locker with outdoor access), the weight and the cumbersome process of finding a way to put it in and take it out of a locker, you will have to deal with RUST. Big time.
Further, you may find that there are licensing issues in some jurisdictions.

As to size - if it is only the two of you who anticipate being aboard, it is best to get a boat that does not REQUIRE two crew to sail it (afterall, both of you can't be up 24-7). That being said, there are some rather large boats that can be equipped for effective single-handing.

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Old 25-09-2010, 22:17   #4
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Welcome aboard, hope you find your boat. Check out the Allieds (mono), Gemini (cat), and the Pearsons (mono), oh and the Morgans(mono).
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I have never heard of anyone finding a safe way to transport a motorcycle onboard (sorry!).
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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welcome and to answer your question i think you should probably look in the 35 to 40 foot range.. others could give you better advice on that, but i agree, lose the two wheeler
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Nah, take a bike - but just be careful about which one: Optibike - Electric Bike
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