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Re: Hello from Canada. Looking to plan a long trip, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for the ideas!

While I plan to take the appropriate courses and try to gain practical experience as time goes on, I am wondering if you guys have any suggestions for me.

While I know that by the time I get to actually shopping for a ship, there will be different models of ships sailing and etc., making it foolish to settle on one now with the intention of buying in 6 years, I would like to ask everyone which type you'd recommend. If I end up buying a ship, it won't be for racing I'm sure, but rather for cruising. I'd probably want to end up with a ship that was versatile, but most of all, relatively stable.

Also, I've been noticing as I look up different ships, there are some with a wheel for steering, and others with only a rudder shaft. Is the wheel a luxury item, or merely preference?

I am realizing that perhaps around the world won't happen, not because I can't make it happen, but because I do worry about various countries' political instability, as well as the (as I've heard) growing number of pirate visits. But that doesn't deter me from at enjoying the Pacific!

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