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Old 26-10-2021, 14:07   #16
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Having sailed in both , Id say in general the Caribbean is considerably more expensive for boaters then the med, especially eastern med.

There are very few rules to be followed in the med.
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Old 26-10-2021, 16:44   #17
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Dear Maxim,
Welcome aboard and good luck, if you're both nice and genuine, honest people then with a lot of luck you may succeed. You're obviously trying to make your own luck happen and that's a huge help.
Unfortunately I'm old now and the world is not what it was 60 years ago when I first learned how to sail in Scotland but that is the same the world over.
Very good luck and if you are ever in Eastern Ontario, Canada please get in touch at niall1.leslie@gmail.com
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Old 26-10-2021, 20:33   #18
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Its possible to buy a wreck of a boat
Hey! I really want to be in the Caribbean, but now I'm afraid. I would like to see the whole world (probably like everyone else here), but experience and training are needed. I am ready to buy a boat that needs repair, the main thing is that it does not sink in a day =)
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Old 26-10-2021, 21:05   #19
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There is a very nice Russian woman who now lives in St. Petersburg, Russia, I believe, and she has about a 40' sailboat that is for sale (I think) in the Caribbean.
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Many thanks! I will definitely write to her. 40 feet is a lot, but maybe she can help with information.
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Old 26-10-2021, 21:14   #20
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Dear Maxim,
Welcome aboard and good luck, if you're both nice and genuine, honest people then with a lot of luck you may succeed. You're obviously trying to make your own luck happen and that's a huge help.
Unfortunately I'm old now and the world is not what it was 60 years ago when I first learned how to sail in Scotland but that is the same the world over.
Very good luck and if you are ever in Eastern Ontario, Canada please get in touch at niall1.leslie@gmail.com
Hello! We believe that everything will happen if you really want and try =). I wrote down your mail. As soon as we touch the sea water, we will definitely write to you! Thanks for the support.
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Old 26-10-2021, 21:36   #21
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Maxim how about UK Gumtree for a bargain? I found this Winga that seems cheap. Plenty of small cheap yachts on there.
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Old 26-10-2021, 21:43   #22
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Maxim here is your Albin Vega, I knew there would be a cheap one around. I surveyed one recently and was not that impressed by it. Mainly the interior volume and build quality was not that great.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165149637...QAAOSwk3Zhd8Nb
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Old 27-10-2021, 03:24   #23
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Maxim here is your Albin Vega, I knew there would be a cheap one around. I surveyed one recently and was not that impressed by it. Mainly the interior volume and build quality was not that great.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165149637...QAAOSwk3Zhd8Nb
Looks rather nice and I like the detailed description about work done / to be done. Owner seems friendly, maybe he would be prepared to assist with advice etc.?

On the other hand, once you bought such a boot, you are responsible for it. Obvious of course, but don't underestimate what this means! You need to pay for storage, the boat always needs a place (mooring, anchor, marina) and you need to live somewhere nearby while working on the boat; a flag is needed, some papers. -- If there is a (legal) problem you pay a fine, or, I suppose, the boat will be chained? -- Regarding traveling I don't know, but how would you travel on from the countries you mentioned? -- At least in the UK the weather is lousy sometimes and what do you do then in such a small boat? In the Mediterranean in the winter it can sometimes blow like crazy.

All this (and more) not to derail your goal/dream! Hope also, that the Russian women with the boat and other Russion sailors can tell about "the legal stuff" and their experiences.
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Old 27-10-2021, 21:04   #24
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Maxim here is your Albin Vega
Hey! I am trying to contact the seller, thanks!
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Looks rather nice and I like the detailed description about work done / to be done. Owner seems friendly, maybe he would be prepared to assist with advice etc.?
Hello. Accommodation is a big challenge, during the renovation, I would like to live in a boat. Leaving England in winter is very scary. But I can't live there in a boat. Probably we will wait for spring and Sweden =(
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Old 28-10-2021, 07:23   #26
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I came to the conclusion that the boat will have to be bought in Sweden, Norway or the Danish kingdom. We are going to cross the Atlantic to Gibraltar. Scary, no worse than a trucker in the mountains of Siberia. Many thanks to everyone who answered. We are waiting for spring, learning English. Now the question is open and if the same boat appears, I hope you will inform =)
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Old 28-10-2021, 10:10   #27
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my name is mark and my wife is em we have the same dream ---- I am older but closer---1 year delay because of covid---we need to talk---my wifes email is best---emgabato@yahoo.com---mark
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Old 28-10-2021, 13:28   #28
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Maxim surely there must be a neglected Albin Vega in one of those countries. Let us know how you get on with finding the dream boat.
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HI Maxim, I wish you all the luck in the world. Try this website. With your limited recourses you might find a potentially good boat that, with your skills, could be fixed up to the point where it will work for you.

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Hi Maxim. There is one currently listed on ebay UK current bid 2,000:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165149637...QAAOSwk3Zhd8Nb
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