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Tim R.
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Re: Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

You're young, you have time on your side, you are willing to part with your hard earned money. Go for it. I would not do it but you have clearly made up your mind. It may work out great for may not.

All opinions in this post are based on protecting your life and your wallet.

Take the 10 months to make her yours. Also, take up dinghy sailing and get some lessons. Sail with experienced sailors. Do a lot of reading. You may be a natural. Some are. Most are not.

Above all else, the best advice you have gotten so far is to get a survey. This will help you learn the boats systems and know for sure if she is capable of the voyage you may not be capable of.

Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes. There are an amazing number of knowledgeable sailors here with vast knowledge on everything you may encounter.


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