So as with most people that first post here I am new to this amazing forum. I have been trolling through alot of the links for many weeks now just trying to soak up as much info as I can. But I figured that since I am trolling here I would introduce myself here to the crew.
I am new to the sailing world. I have always been interested in the life, but never truly looked into it until about 3 months ago. Now, I have been setting up time lines and the such before i leave on my voyage. It is looking like... summer 2008 is when I will leave. I have also recruited my long time friend. Him and I are practically brothers from other mothers. We have both done well in our corp. life and want to try things at a different pace for awhile.
On that note!
We are looking for a boat. Nothing terribly fancy. Pretty much anything under 17000 USD (20K CND). And i know at that price
, we can get a fairly decent boat that will take us to where we need to go. But I have ran into a roadblock with what kind of boat to look into.
I have been looking at 2 different styles of boats: one being typical monohull'd boats and the other, trimarans. I personally love the look of the trimarans but since i dont see many of them for sail, i thought I would look into the 'why doesn't everyone use them?'. From what i have read, they are a great boat to have. very stable in the seaway, lots of room ontop, room for solar
panel use, the works. But, it comes at a cost from what i see. It seems that the width of most trimarans plays a big part when docking
. Since i have never truly sailed nor visited too many harbours, is this a fair statement?
As well, i read that a trimaran
is not stable in bad storms. Although I dont plan in my first year to ever come close to sailing through a storm, i also dont want to have my boat flipped and having to sit and wait on a capsized boat just because i wanted something based on looked over practicality. So any insite would be amazingly helpful.
As for size of boat, i am looking for generally something under 30 feet, or close to 30. I figure that would be plenty of room to travel and stay on board for the two of us semi comfortably
Wow... so i tend to babble alot. No worries though. I am still going keep on trolling the forums
, especially the ones on monohulls boats and the trimarans to see what info i can pull. If anyone has their 2 cents that they wish to add, please do so. you would be helping me out greatly. Thanks alot Ladies and Gents!