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Skipper wanted...maybe

Just testing the waters. There is a boat that I am kind of interested in, for sale in Wilmington CA, that if I buy, I will want to bring (sail) up to the Bay Area. I am still very much a landlubber so I would be looking for someone to do the sailing and teach me a few things along the way. I can't pay much but I am sure we can strike a deal... Again, I haven't bought the boat yet but I thought I'd just see what people's thoughts/availibilities are.
Just reply to this thread and if I do make the purchase, I'll put up my contact info.
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It sounds like you want to hire a delivery captain and crew with him... Hmm.. That is generally an expensive proposition, since most delivery captains I know don't want to have deadweight aboard when doing a delivery.

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Given the budget you described in your other thread, and the amount you want to spend on a boat, this seems like a very pricey way to go. As your reasoning to this point has been very concise and logical, I can only assume you have been smitten with the California boat.

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Check the book "The cruising Guide to Central & Southern California" by Brian Fagan for a detailed description of the route. You need good weather and a well found boat, it's uphill all the way and the best option is sometimes to motor around Pt. Conception in the still of the night. It's doable, gotta be the right boat & a loose time frame to allow for weather.
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MK...amen to capttb's advice. You are proposing tobuy and go offshore in a CHEAP boat that you do not know well and into potentially hazardous conditions. Nothing wrong with your plan to buy a cheap boat and fix it up as you learn to sail. You need to buy something locally or get it trucked. Why not move to CA first and then check out the local boats available.
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Duh, why do I keep thinking that when he says Bay Area, he means Boston, just 'causes he's in Vermont?

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Duh, why do I keep thinking that when he says Bay Area, he means Boston, just 'causes he's in Vermont?
Umm... cause you're confused geographically, because he is going to be in SFO, but isn't at the moment...

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good thoughts all

Where would I be without the knowlege of sailnet folks. Probably clinging to a capsized sunfish somewhere off the coast of New Hampshire... Thanks for all the replies.
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