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Old 23-09-2013, 06:13   #1
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Newbie looking to boat to Cuba

Hello everyone !! My dream is within the next 5 years to purchase a motor boat in need of repair ( I'm a mechanic/fabricator) and motor it to Cuba and dock it there and live a few months of the year and have a friend that lives there keep an eye on it the rest of the time . The big questions are what's the best place to launch it ( I live in Ottawa , Canada ) what type of motor boat ? And best times of the year , how long is the trip ? Dangers ? Thanks in advance for any info or critisizm
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Old 03-10-2013, 23:48   #2
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Re: Newbie looking to boat to Cuba

Aloha and welcome aboard!

Only you can answer the what boat question. Start looking at all the marinas for boats for sale and talk your way aboard each and see what fits you best. You'll need something with a reliable engine or engines and something with enough fuel tankage to take you where you want to go.

Start taking some boating classes if you haven't already.

You can take as long as you like to make the trip but you have to figure the speed of the boat and how many nautical miles it is from where you are, along your preferred water route and how fast your boat (that you haven't chosen yet) can average.

Start reading books in your public library about boat designs and about boating.

good luck,
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:45   #3
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Re: Newbie looking to boat to Cuba

Marine Survey 101

Primer for First Timers Heading South
That hysterical laughter you hear as you sail a way in your "new" boat ..... is the seller.
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