Well I am actually new to the whole sailing thing, but plan on learning
, and developing my skills in the next year. Me and my wife wish to liveaboard
a sailboat in about a years time. We are both young, and wanting to travel. It is like a dream that we both share and wish to do! We plan to liveaboard
for at least a year and travel as much as we can. Had a few questions and such!
Well I will start by describing my ideal plan lol:
Been looking around at sailboat prices and could find the best prices in the US. Correct me if I am wrong but I seem to be able to find used sailboats around 20-40k.. Well anywho heres my ideal specs:
perferably 1980+ (at most 1975+)
At least 30+ feet (perferably 35')
onboard washroom + shower head
Stove, and decent size fridge
more open layout to seating area!
.. pretty much about it. Heres a good example, and great price
for what I am talking about : View Boat Photos - YachtWorld.com
(you can click the top return link to go back to the ads page) This is pretty much what I am talking about. I have seen some similar size boats where one bench is pushed back further and wraps around a small table. I pefer the table way more, because it seems to make the boat feel larger inside ;D
..Now ideally I would try to find a boat like this around 20-25k.. spend some good time reno-ing it up. Adding features to make it more livable.
One of the things I was hoping someone might know more about was some features such as solar panels
gens. To run electricity without runing the motor
. This ideal setup is:
gen on top of the mass (unless this messes with the steering
Two larger solar panels
laid on the roof, towards the front of the boat.
and maby two smaller wind gens. attached to the back corners of the boat.
Hook them up to a good number of marine
batteries, and hopefully wire it right into the already marine
has anyone ever added these to their boat? and how well does it work?
Basically need computers
on board (a desktop
, and laptop
to be exact). I own an independent game
company, so I can take this with us and work from the boat, still bringing us in income! So these alone are some of the reason for solar
power and such. Will probably set up a satellite internet
plan before leaving, so I can use the internet
while on board ;D
Now another thing I was interested to know if someone has tried. Satellite
TV? if so do you get clean reception
out at sea? and well anywhere you travel?.. I was interested in looking into free-air satellite TV. Basically it is free fully legal
ok one more thing. Do boaters ever travel in.. well flocks? I was interested in doing some serious traveling to south america
and elsewhere.. but it can always be dangerous given storms, and other hazards.. So I was wondering if boaters ever travel in groups? If not would anybody ever be interested in something like this?
Sorry for the long post, just excited lol
Thanks for any help!