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Re: Wish I Had The Boat Builder/Dealer Do It!

joshua slocum circled the world without a chartplotter, VHF, SSB, EPIRB, or any of the acronyms we take for granted today.
In a boat too small for a world too large.
I have been in the "go big go later' school, and have alsoo dipped my toes in the "go small, go now" philosphy mindset...
Look, here's the deal:
Live like you're dying.

Grab your calculator.
take your available liquid, running-from-the-cops cash.
Now, take 50% of that.
Buy the best boat you can find that will fit the number of warm bodies you need to fit aboard.
Not the boat with the most equipment.
Not the boat with the lowest price.
Not the boat with the longest LOA.
Find the boat wiht the most stuff, needing the least maintenance or replacing, in the lowest LOA at the lowest price.

The just fluck off and never ask questions here again...but come back and offer advice based on your experience doing what you gotta do with what you got...

As James Taylor sings, "I guess I'll have to go..."

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:

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