I am new to this forum, so let me introduce myself. I am planning on moving to the PNW
soon (Tacoma-Seattle area). Once there I intend on purchasing
with the intention of embarking on our dream vacation
with my wife. I have some sailing experience, although mainly day sailing
. Once we have our boat
we intend on taking some longer trips to get an idea of living on the boat for an extended period of time, but still staying in the PNW
. I would like some information, any you can give me, on planning for our dream vacation
. We would like to leave the PNW with the intention of getting to the Galapagos
, stay there for a week or two, and then sail back. I had the following questions I was hoping to get some help with:
1. About how much should I budget
for the trip? (this does not include getting the boat bluewater
ready, as we will be working on that from the second we get the boat so it'll be spread out over some time.
2. What is the best route
to get there and back?
3. About how much time would the whole adventure take? from leaving the PNW to getting back to the Seattle
4. We have been looking at boats for some time now and the boat that we are most interested in is a Hunter
36. Would this boat be good for the journey ?
I have been doing as much research
as I can but I cannot seem to find as much information as I'd like.
Any information that can be provided would be much appreciated. We intend on making a couple of stops along the way, maybe SF and Central America
on the way there, and a couple on the way back, never for more than a day or two.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can lend us.