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Old 22-03-2017, 04:38   #1
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I am attempting to make my first post (my Introduction) It does not seem at all straight forward. So, Hope this works.
I am Dan0, a U.S. Citizen. I am currently located on Luzon Island in the Philippines. I have done coastal cruising for years, mostly in Chesapeake Bay, have chartered in the Caribbean and Turkey, but I am seriously lacking in knowledge of Navigation. I would like to Crew or Charter from the Philippines to Hong Kong, Malaysia or Guam with someone who would coach me in Navigation. I would like to become a Blue Watter Sailor. I have found a few affordable boats here and other Asian countrys that seem to be equipped for making Blue Water Passages by a single-hander, but think it doubtful that I could sail to Texas via Indian and Atlantic Oceans. But, that is what I would like to do.

I am 79 years old but in good physical (and I think Mental) condition. Acquaintances here assume I am in my 50s.

Any advise or leads will be most appreciated.
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I am attempting to make my first post (my Introduction) It does not seem at all straight forward. So, Hope this works.
I am Dan0, a U.S. Citizen. I am currently located on Luzon Island in the Philippines. I have done coastal cruising for years, mostly in Chesapeake Bay, have chartered in the Caribbean and Turkey, but I am seriously lacking in knowledge of Navigation. I would like to Crew or Charter from the Philippines to Hong Kong, Malaysia or Guam with someone who would coach me in Navigation. I would like to become a Blue Watter Sailor. I have found a few affordable boats here and other Asian countrys that seem to be equipped for making Blue Water Passages by a single-hander, but think it doubtful that I could sail to Texas via Indian and Atlantic Oceans. But, that is what I would like to do.

I am 79 years old but in good physical (and I think Mental) condition. Acquaintances here assume I am in my 50s.

Any advise or leads will be most appreciated.
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Do not be deceived into thinking that the success of the challenge is determined by the size of the boat for a start.. a decent boat between 30 and 35ft is more than sufficient.. you say you'll be single handing so there'll be plenty of space for stowing extra supplies/water which after the quality of the boat are your main needs.
Navigation these days is pretty easy.. just pick a point and go.. making sure of course that there's no hard bits between you and your destination.
There are also many free resources online where you can learn nav theory.. then its go out and put it in practice.. to be honest its all theory/pre planning.. a lot like driving across country.. pick the bits you want to avoid in advance then set off.
Your biggest obstacle is yourself.. if you don't think its possible it isn't.. if your as fit and together as you claim then I don't see why not.. I've run into folks as old as 77yrs soloing.. one off whom was on his 4th circumnavigation.
Buy a boat.. study on line and practice locally for a few months then GO..
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