I am as old and crusty as Popeye, a former debt-ridden owner of several progressively larger sailboats who finally came to the conclusion "rent don't buy." Especially when the ocean is 200 miles (325km) distant. I am joining this forum as a serial
charterer who is always on the lookout for new places and ideas
p.s. "Merdeka" is a Malay word for "freedom", the name given thirty tears ago to a Baba 30 cutter
that was my favorite boat.