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Buying in Venezuela or N. Brazil?

Jack, Thanks for the info! My plan was to buy down there regardless of the current situation. I hope to start my trip in that part of the world and end in the States, so it seemed to make sense. The currency situation does not help, though I am not seeking to be a vulture preying on other country''s misfortunes. My plan is to head south to the Amazonian delta before heading north.

I was not aware of Chaguamaras, but that may now be my first stop. As for what I''m looking for - a servicable cruising boat, 32'' to 36'' would be ideal, no need for anything fancy, able to be fitted for single-handing. My ceiling will be about $22K for purchase and repairs, so I will likely end up with something a bit smaller, even if prices are lower there.

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