Again, thanks for all the comments! I definitely feel like I've learnt quite a bit from reading what everyone has to say and I appreciate the variety in opinions.
I do like the boat ( basically the layout and center cockpit
with room to walk around on deck) and I'm certainly not scared of work
, however I think we'll pass on this particular boat. If anything, because it's in Hawaii
and everything is more expensive there.
I'll keep looking around for a (cheap) boat closer to home that I can work
and learn on. Though if I could score on finding one that we'd be happy on for long voyages, so much the better. Probably won't find one for a while.
I also feel like I must clarify that while circumnavigation
is the dream, I'm certainly not planning on sailing straight into the Atlantic/Pacific with no experience. That would be very foolish. This is a long term goal for us.
I'll go check out the surveyor's thread for tips. Thanks again!