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Old 19-05-2013, 05:40   #1
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Hello from Bubbles

Hi everyone,
I signed up with this site as it has some awesome information and everyone is very friendly. The reason I'm looking at these sites is that I'm looking at sailing around the world or at least the fun parts. I live in a little town on a coast line of australia and have never really traveled or been on a holiday. I know what have I been doing. Well I love my fishing and being out on the water. I have a Nereus boat of 4.8 metres, this aint big enough for the trip in mind. I would like to got the carribbean and bali and mexico etc, chase the sun basically. I hope to be able to make the big trip in about 7 years. So any advice on boats and what things to look out for and where to go would be greatly appreciated. I dont plan on going thru any major storms(but who does). I was looking at when the time comes for maybe a newish beneteau 40" 2 cabin or something similar. I very versed on power and energy consumption so have that side of things worked out, so will be running fridges and air con when needed. The main thing is boat suitable for the trip, I do know the difference between blue boats and cruisers, and I believe a cruiser would prabably suit me.(but I do like advice and hear from different people and their experiences.) I would prefer a boat that is a bit roamy and can be sailed single handedly, although I will not be sailing alone. I'm unsure of cruising permits and the pirates issue. I would hope to be working my way up from the east coast of strayla and thru asia. So I've read that do operate in these areas. They are fun on the movies but having a bunch of guys shooting me with aks sounds a bit boring.

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Old 19-05-2013, 05:59   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bubbles.
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Old 27-05-2013, 12:55   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and hope you can get your boat soon. 40" is not very long though

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Old 27-05-2013, 16:23   #4
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum Bubbles. I would like to reccomend noonsite.com for customs and immigration issues,and, world cruising routes by Jimmy Cornell undoubtedly the best book for anyone contemplating a circumnavigation no matter how far off in the future.
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Old 31-05-2013, 06:05   #6
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SkipperJogn what size boat would you say is large enough for my planned trip. I've seen people posting up that they are doing it in a 30 to 35 foot boats. I have seen a few steel ketchs that are about that size and have read that they have done the trip I'm planning. Cheers
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40" is 40 inches.....
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I would be happy to have 9inchs instead of the 7 I've got. But I meant 40 foot boat.
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Old 31-05-2013, 09:37   #10
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I've been looking at something like this. the price looks fair and appears to be comfortable inside.
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