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what boat would you take to live on while visiting a deserted island in the middle of

Just a dream i'm contemplating making a reality as I finally have the means and i'm young still. What boat woudl you take to a deserted island if you inteded to spend atleast a few months living on the island and the boat. Ideally, i'd like a smaller, 30 foot range boat. Comfort is mildly important, storage capcity is not a huge concern as i'm the only one going and i've yet to check out a boat which didn't have enough.

I woudl want somethign that coudl stay anchored sfely somewhere for a long period of time and withstand and be very safe in heavy heavy storms if they came about and so forth. I'd love to keep the initial purchase to be a sailable boat in teh 20k range which i woudl be workign on for the next few years.

I love the look of tartans but of course safety goes over looks, i'm thinking a westsail might be a safer option, ors omething along that design lines. speed is a concern though.

I spent 4 months living off the land in canada for a summer. I want to give it a shot on a deserted islan for a as longa s I can (keeping a safety net on teh boart for return of course) I have looked into some purification systems as well for water, thats my primary concern.

Also, if you knwo where I could find some charted, or preferably uncharted desert islands that woudl be awsome.
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I always thought the saddest part of the movie CASTAWAY was when Tom Hanks left the island to return to civilzation.

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I always thought the saddest part of the movie CASTAWAY was when Tom Hanks left the island to return to civilzation.

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Thought i was the only one. Americdn, I would look at an old CAL30. one can be picked up for under 20k. I can attest to this because it was my last boat that i cruised extensively to Mexico several times. very stable boat. I wasnt afraid to take it anywhere.

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yeah i am very serious, and my major concern is just that, how in gods name I can get the boat more or less semi-permanantly moored. I really don' twant to be waking up to see my boat smashed on a reef.

A death in the family has given me some readon and my point in life is allowing me to take a year or two out of civilization with no major consequence. I'm moving from Quebec to somewhere so I'm leaving one place with little place to go.

I figure this is the time if any, done with school, no family, not too caught in a career, that I can really do something fun.
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A couple of thoughts...
1. Think Bahamas...700 islands...many little Cays deserted. Lots of fish, lobster & conch to catch and eat. Easy sailing and navigating...an ocean going boat is NOT required...just a reliable one with a reasonably shoal draft.
Civilization of some sort is only a day away.
2. Get a small boat you will be comfortable with and a BIG honking anchor with an all chain rode.
3. Sail to the DR for hurricane season (Luperon)...cheap and dirty but safe from hurricanes.

Good luck!
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Instant Mooring ?

I don't know if this would work, or how ecological it would be either, but could you set the end of a length of chain in bucket of hydraulic cement toss it overboard and create an instant mooring ? This would ovbviously be a one time solution for an extended stay in a secluded cove

It probably wouldn't work and I'm just talkin' out my @$$ but I could see it being done in the movies

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