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Question Any alternative to buying for international trip?

Greetings everyone. I was hoping to tap into the collective wisdom found here. I have been searching and reading the forum for awhile and would like to finally start participating. I would like to make a trip from Houston to Cancun Mexico Finishing in South Florida. I want to do this with just my wife and I. Is there anyway this could be done without purchasing your own sailboat. Obviously the marinas will not rent it. It seems that even the fractional ownership programs have restrictions on them. Is there a community of sailboat owners that would allow a boat they have sitting to be "rented" for such a purpose? I have been sailing now for about a year and a half. The first 20 hours or so was on a sunfish and I have begun to sail the small 20 footers in the yacht club here, (they are far easier to sail). I have begun looking for my own sailboat. During the search I have began to realize that the all around involvement and expenditure of buying and outfitting a boat for this trip is very great. I have also realized that I will likely only be interested in this one trip and then will likely not sail again for awhile, pending job reassignment. So, long story short the perfect solution would be a two week rental for a Houston, Mexico, S. Florida trip... Does such a thing exist???
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