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Been watching YouTube and I have listed the countries to advoid from other boaters. Mostly South American countries , East Africa, South East Asia.Rory Phoulorie wrote:How are you dealing with pirates? I know someone who has a sailboat and was moored somewhere in a bay in Magarita Island (this was way before all this confusion now in Venezuela) with other yachts and was boarded in the night by pirates.
I would assume that the pirate problem will not be isolated to Venezuela alone.
zoom rader wrote:That sounds like Carvallo from Manjack St, I know the dude. Aka Santa.Redman wrote:zoom rader wrote:Any offshore, sea sail boaters in here.
Planing to do a world tour, anyone done it in here ?
But glorious fantastic lunacy.
I know one person who is in South, who has 50 years experience,,building and regional sailing...He is very well dialed in in the TTYA etc.
Perfect to get your info from..
If you so inclined I can pass one his number.
If it is him, I know him personally and he already gave me pointers. He actually built a small boat for me awhile back.
But it's not lunacy, if you do your research and planning. I did the same on a bike ride across Europe
Carvallo himself sailed himself to South Africa in the 1970s and he did it on a whim
You all did island hoping up the Caribbean?adnj wrote:My parents owned a 12 meter sloop and with a three man crew it was very manageable. I'm sure that you can handle a 40 foot boat by yourself with the proper gear.
Most of it was the Great Lakes. Also some sailing with other family in the Gulf and off the East coast near Connecticut.zoom rader wrote:You all did island hoping up the Caribbean?adnj wrote:My parents owned a 12 meter sloop and with a three man crew it was very manageable. I'm sure that you can handle a 40 foot boat by yourself with the proper gear.
Redman wrote:If you’re so inclined the book Godforsaken Sea...is a excellent read....about the Vendee Globe....solo race down west coast Africa, around Antarctica and back up to France
At least the Caribbean Sea fairly protected. The Polynesians traversed thousands of kilometers in the Pacific in canoespugboy wrote:Neither the arawaks and Caribs in their canoesrspann wrote:Columbus din have no GPS .
I doing that all now , been reading up n YouTube.rspann wrote:Maps and compass and use of a sextant for celestial navigation must be studied for when the electronics fail . A good course includes all that.
I got use to being away from land while working offshore at 3 weeks at time. This was in really cold waters up in the north searspann wrote:I wouldn't lie , boat is one of the nicest adventures but when you stop seeing land , is a different matrix .
I thought about doing this across the Atlantic. I saw on one of the boating forums a thread where they advertise for deck crew. It's free passage from Miami to the Mediteran, normaly back packers do this. It does look enticing to gain the experience.adnj wrote:In my experience:
You can do a lot of sailing on someone else's boat, no need to buy your own.
Many times people are looking for a crewman to go on journeys because they need the extra hand.
Knowing celestial navigation is a good idea. Having a floating marine radio and a floating handheld GPS tool is a better idea.
From what I read and saw, you find a boat and do you own inspections. Then if you like the boat it's best to get a boat evaluator who goes over every inch of the boat and gives you a report on all the faults. If its sea worthy he then does a sea trial. That report is then use to bargain with the seller on price, it is also used for the insurance. His services cost 30US per foot plus you will also have to pay to launch the boat if its in the dry dock. So total cost can be around $1000us. They say paying this money saves you all the headache upfront.rspann wrote:There are lots of sailboats for sale right now. Pick up some free magazines by Budget Marine and check classifieds also notice boards in all the Marina's.
Try to avoid buying one outside because there is a huge cost attached to getting it here . Even going to inspect one in another country or getting it inspected by a third party has too much logistics.
Some of the Marina's and yards here have auctions on boats that are owing rent and they sell for small money. Peakes and IMS had auctions where good sail boats sold for less than $100000 ttd and as low as $25000 .
Coral cove , Peakes , IMS , Sailing Association and Power Boats are some good places to check.
A good pal of mine did this when he wa s 20 he got on boat from Trini and ended up in South Africa. He hopped from boat to boat reaching Australia and back to trini. Guy is in his 70s now and said he would do it all over agian.adnj wrote:I say give it a shot. You won't learn much more about sailing if you own your own boat except how much drydocking costs.
If you're willing to do some deck swabbing and brass polishing, you can get on a boat that goes to some very nice ports of call.
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