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Old 27-11-2013, 05:41   #16
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A circumnavigation, or any transoceanic passage, may be a little ambitious in a SJ24. Think storage capacity (food, water, fuel, etc).
Slight understatement here, Gord. Can be done (think Webb Chiles), but ………..
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Old 27-11-2013, 05:55   #17
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by tg way, the soulmates group is not a crew list. it is also not a dating site.
better fortune would occur in a crew listing situation for this soul.
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Old 27-11-2013, 06:00   #18
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I agree that a circumnavigation is a little ambitious in a 24 footer although its been done in smaller boats. Just take your time and get out and sail and learn as much as you can. Like I said, I myself single hand and prefer smaller boats. Starting off on a 25' C&C I sailed as much as I could and made many mistakes. In June I moved up to a 27' Island Packet cutter, which is only 2 feet longer but a totally different boat in terms of keel, beam, accommodations, and sail configurations. I'm sailing the east coast, Bahamas, and Caribbean, and one day may move to a bigger boat and take on different challenges but all in due time. I do know that a smaller boat is easier to handle for one person and easier on the wallet....although I can tell you still expensive.
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Old 27-11-2013, 06:19   #19
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I know an old dude who lives on a 24' boat. He sailed from Mobile, AL all the way to the BVI's and beyond using a kids map of the world that was printed on the back of a Denny's menu.....ya. He had few problems really, except that he spoiled all his drinking water with too much bleach, He said he was drinking the juice out of all his canned food and diluting the bleach water with pure coffee grounds to get it down. Burped up bleach for two weeks! He figured he would just follow all the cruise ships considering they all go to the "best places". If he could do it, with no GPS, I'm sure you will find a way. Good luck and May the Force be with you! Oh and by the way, that dude left for the islands again about 2 years ago, this time with a cat. If you see a guy with no nose ( it was removed due to cancer) buy him a beer, he will teach you how to pick up chicks......
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Old 27-11-2013, 07:29   #20
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I like the Clark SanJuan 24, it was my first sailboat. For a round the world cruise you definately want to beef up the stays and shrouds, factory installed inside the wood cabinets, bad spot. I almost lost my mast because of this, but saved it, on a very windy day, with much help from others.
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Old 27-11-2013, 07:39   #21
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Re: looking for a partner

Bleach will gas off, you have to let your jugs vent. If you are looking for a soul mate, stop looking and they will find you.
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Old 27-11-2013, 07:45   #22
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, soverel.

I too, like the SJ 24; but wouldn't choose it for a circumnavigation.
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Old 27-11-2013, 08:02   #23
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And my biggest piece of advice as I said before. Keep things simple. Everyone will tell you what you need and what they've installed....heat pumps, refrigerators, new motors, water makers, $20,000 dollars in electronics...blah blah blah. They have Also been sitting at the docks for years with intentions on going...but sadly never will. If they ever did, the boat and systems would be a nightmare i believe. Keep it simple and have fun sailing. I don't mind roughing it some. I use an icebox still. I have a simple Garmin GPS, always backed up with paper charts. I do have an auto pilot which is what I think is most valuable item for going solo, allowing you to cook, rest, make sail changes. I have a simple battery bank charged with solar. It's all very simple and just keeps on going.
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Old 27-11-2013, 08:16   #24
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Re: looking for a partner

come on over and join us on our "single" group. You never know who you will meet on there. See ZeeHag for instructions. we also have a group on facebook.
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Old 27-11-2013, 08:26   #25
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Hi,
I agree, a 24ft boat is not the most enticing attraction for females. Suggest you try the find a crew website
You will note most of the crew on here are looking for 10mtrs or larger.

Good look
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Old 27-11-2013, 08:40   #26
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Didn't know there was a single group. Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
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" a catamaran anchored in a snug little lagoon...kayaks tied up behind the boat...Jimmy Buffet playing in the radio...tiki torches burning in the background...and a happy little couple drinking Piña Coladas on deck while watching the sun set.
Sounds good to me
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:04   #28
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:36   #29
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I always had a dream when I owned my Catalina 22 too. Youth will do that for you.
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Re: looking for a partner

Huh, I know I am new to this forum and all, but other places I hang out have this thing called a troll. And the OP has troll written all over him: new account, wrong boat, looking for sex, circumnav'n noob? I'll apologize if it turns out I'm wrong, but this is just someone yanking our chains...

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hola amigos!

i am new to sailing and just bought a san juan 24. i plan to set sail on a round the world journey in about a year. the only thing missing is a partner.

if anyone has some suggestions for finding an attractive woman to share this journey with me, i'd be greatful!

also, do you have some suggestions about learning how to sail? i live in south florida.

gracias amigos!
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