Welcome to sailnet and I would highly recommend you read this post
to get the most out of your time here on sailnet.
I'd also strongly advise getting the boat at least three-to-six months prior to your "drop-dead" leave by date. This is so you can familiarize yourself with the boat, and get some actual sailing experience in on the boat. It will also give you a chance to re-fit, modify, repair and customize the boat to suit your particular needs. Boats are not like cars, where they are "ready to go, one-size fits all". They are very highly personalized vessels. I also would highly recommend that you get as much sailing time in as you can prior to leaving.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.