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Old 08-02-2016, 21:58   #1
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Hello All you lovely sailing folk! I am from Tasmania.

Any one in my area? I met someone from the south but North Tasmania, Australia, who can give my a few lessons on cruising sailing and living aboard? You maybe just cruising by so give me a hoot as I am ready to go sailing when ever possible. Can some one tell me if an Australian can buy and sail a US sailing boat? What are the legal requirements please? West US I am looking for a live-aboard about 40' to sail myself os with crew interested in sailing North West Passage. I just have to tick this box this year hopefully.
Here is a photo of the lovely Roseanne I had the privalage of sailing up and down the channel between Bruny Island and Hobart. Ron is a great teacher, full of energy and was very patient with me. I am a slow learner, but when I get it, every things OK. Hahahah!
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Old 08-02-2016, 23:42   #2
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Re: Hello All you lovely sailing folk! I am from Tasmania.

Welcome to the forum. Many from Oz come here and buy boats. You might want to consider San Carlos, La Paz and Mazatlan for boats also at a good price.
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Old 09-02-2016, 15:06   #3
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Re: Hello All you lovely sailing folk! I am from Tasmania.

Hi, cradlemountain,

You might also look at boats in British Colombia, as well. Check on how the Aussie $$ is doing relative to the Canadian and US ones.

Honestly, if you have never skippered your own boat before, what you suggest doing--buying a boat and doing the NW passage in the first year-- is silly-risky and will take much careful preparation. There are huge differences between sailing the Channel with Ron, piggybacking on his years of experience, and daring the North Pacific.

I don't want to be mean to you, but many people with little experience and respect for the ocean come to grief on it. The voyage of the Rebel Heart comes to mind. If you are a good fixer-upper, you may well be able to handle repairs and purchasing spares and so forth. Provisioning for that long a stay away from resources will be a challenge, as well. I'm really hoping you've grown up sailing, and have more experience than you mentioned. You need knowledge, even more than $$, although you'll need plenty of that, too.

Convince us this is a good idea for you. We all start at the beginning, of course, but you really should have some experience coastal cruising your new boat before you head out, imho.

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Re: Hello All you lovely sailing folk! I am from Tasmania.

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Welcome to the forum. Many from Oz come here and buy boats. You might want to consider San Carlos, La Paz and Mazatlan for boats also at a good price.
Thank you for your infp
I am unable to buy, just crew. I am unable to use this sight for finding a boat to brew and have had no reply to my passage to Alaska. But still looking
Cheers Sarah
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Re: Hello All you lovely sailing folk! I am from Tasmania.

cradlemountain,

You might put an ad in the crew available listings here on CF.

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Thank you for your infp
I am unable to buy, just crew. I am unable to use this sight for finding a boat to brew and have had no reply to my passage to Alaska. But still looking
Cheers Sarah


Another good site to check for crew positions is Crew Finder, itís free and covers all over the globe. Iíve used it very successfully to find crew for longer passages so I recommend it.
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