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Old 25-05-2011, 17:40   #1
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Our New Adventure !

We are new to this site..... Our plans are to purchase a 38-45 foot sailboat. we are currently looking at a 41ft formosa ketch. We want to sail the south Pacific around the Islands of Fiji. We go there quite often and love it there. If we buy the vessel here ,, in So.Calif.. that means we have to make the crossing. We are taking classes and have so much to learn! What do you think is the most important thing to take with you and also is a 41 foot big enough to live on for 2 for several months?
thank you for your time reading this and any input you can give us... Tony and Laurie

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Old 25-05-2011, 17:56   #2
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Hi Tony and Laurie,
You have a great plan! We just sailed to the south pacific last year from the Caribbean and love it! This season we will spend in Tonga and Fiji.

Maybe we will still be here when you arrive!!
We have a 40 foot boat and for 2 people that's perfect.

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Old 25-05-2011, 20:31   #3
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My father Owned a Formosa 41 Ct....1975, He was the second owner. The original owner of the vessel lived aboard on it with a wife and child for 20 or so years as his permanent address. The Formosa 41' IS enough space to live comfortable aboard. We spent weeks on it ourselves comfortably while visiting the boat in Vallejo California before it was trucked up to the Puget Sound.
Sure the Formosa 51 has more room ....ect. But a 41' is defiantly enough.
Check my profile and pictures if you need an idea of space.
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Old 25-05-2011, 20:38   #4
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Old 16-06-2011, 22:32   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
It's definitely large enough and you could even go smaller if you like. Check all the plywood in the boat for dry rot issues and check for leaks in the teak decks if they still have them.
You'll find some more hints from Formosa owners once you find them here on the forum.
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