NY - Cartagena Colombia - SailNet Community
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By mm2187
  • 1 Post By Jurgy
  • 2 Post By killarney_sailor
  • 1 Post By Yorksailor
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 09-27-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA PL COL
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
NY - Cartagena Colombia

Middle or end of November, I would like to cruse from NY to Cartagena Colombia through Caribbean.
I have found yacht Catalina 30 toll rig that I buy. I'm in the stage of preparing list of equipment necessary to bay to fit the yacht for sea cruising.
I am looking for an experienced person or team (I have no sailing experience) to carry out this operation. All suggestions very welcome. I Don’t want to use professional services. This must be pleasure slow trip of a lifetime.

Last edited by Wilk1; 09-27-2011 at 02:03 PM.
Wilk1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-27-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 132
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
I am not sure that that boat is a good fit for the trip you would like to take. They are nice boats for very near coastal cruising but not necesserily offshore distance cruising.
jackdale likes this.

Schock - New York 36
Portsmouth, RI
mm2187 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 09-27-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
If he makes it back, he'll have the money to buy bigger boats for all of us ...
jameswilson29 likes this.
Jurgy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 09-27-2011
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,859
Thanks: 5
Thanked 96 Times in 84 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
I don't think you appreciate the complexity and difficulty of the trip you are planning. There is a lot more to it than just buying the emergency equipment. Generally people undertake such a trip only with considerable experience and many months or years of boat prep.

I doubt you could even get a professional delivery crew to take on such an unprepared boat. An amateur agreeing to do so, would in my opinion, not be knowledgeable enough to complete the journey safely. Take your time and get some experience and prepare the boat properly.
mitiempo and jackdale like this.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
killarney_sailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 09-27-2011
Senior Member
 
Yorksailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific side of Panama
Posts: 533
Thanks: 18
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
We have sailed that entire route over the last 2-3 yrs and it can be done on a Catalena 30 providing you know what you are doing! We went off-shore where you would use the ICW and island hop.

Come south on the ICW to the Keys, cross to the Bahamas, south to the Windward Passage and then across the Carribean before next hurricane season...sounds easy!!!!

Getting to Cartagena was hard work for two very experienced sailors (over 50,000 sea miles) on a big blue water boat.

Worst weather was 45 gusting 55 knots and 20 ft waves!

Send 12 months learning to sail after taking some lessons, get the boat in off-shore shape and then take a year or two to make the trip cruising the entire Bahamas and Caribbean before going to Cartagena after spending hurricane season in Bonaire... but relying on someone who you get off the internet to make the trip is a recipe for disaster.

ps Getting back from Cartagena to Miami in a 30 is a lovely down wind trip but would take a total of 15-20 days off-shore but it can be done in 5-6 day legs.

Worst weather on that trip was a night of 40 knot squalls.

Phil
michelin likes this.

Last edited by Yorksailor; 09-28-2011 at 12:05 AM.
Yorksailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 09-29-2011
Senior Member
 
Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Andover, MA
Posts: 637
Thanks: 15
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jurgy View Post
If he makes it back, he'll have the money to buy bigger boats for all of us ...
LOL That is exactly what I was thinking (If I am correct in guessing what you are thinking).
Slayer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising to Colombia and Panama: or should I? YoMarco Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 7 08-25-2011 06:27 PM
Miami to Cartagena, Colombia christianvargas1982 Caribbean 3 04-12-2011 08:08 AM
i2f in Cartegena Colombia imagine2frolic South America 6 06-08-2010 05:46 PM
Santa Marta Colombia dohenyboy Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 04-13-2008 08:56 PM
Unpaid Crew Available From Colombia crewmember Crew Wanted/Available 0 12-16-2006 09:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome