Originally Posted by worldsail
Umm If you read again close, you will see that the boat is owner financed,
Good luck trying to get an owner to finance the boat... most people sellling boats aren't going to be willing to do that... and if you, by some miracle, find someone with a boat large enough, that is willing to finance the sale of the boat, I'd be amazed.
And i state ill pay 2 years of payments on note, not the balance. Also i did put in the first years dock fee's.
Do you honestly think the owner of the boat, even if he agrees to finance the sale, will allow you to have eight strangers liveaboard the boat before the boat is paid for??? He would surely require insurance before allowing that... and as I said previously, getting insurance for a ferro-cement boat is close to impossible.
But serious. i dont buy into the can't get along thing. Teams travel together for long periods of time. If the people are over the age of 25 or so, and aren't drug users/insano'ssss' And have a good skipper, im not worried about that.
You haven't any real experience about living in close quarters for extended periods of time. It is difficult enough for two people who love each other to do this... having eight relative strangers do this is going to be really difficult.
Your right about the size of boat, it need's too be big enough too hold 8.They are out there. Just got too look for the right one.
Have you priced bluewater boats large enough to hold eight people recently??? Might want to take a look at the market sometime... Apparently, you're using a stomach window or wearing rose-colored spectacles.
About finding the people, i think thats the easy part. Belive it or not there are a TON of people that could blow out 15k for a two year adventure and not think about it for a min. So finding the 8 is the least of my problems.
While there are a ton of people who can blow out 15K for a two-year adventure... can you find eight that are willing to put up with each other for that amount of time. Finding eight people isn't the challenge... finding eight people who are willing to spend that kind of money and put up with each other for two years, is going to be close to impossible.
But thanks for poo pooing my plan!
J/K its all good.
I need too hear folk's ideas so when i get this started fair, and org.
You asked for feedback, and based on my experience with people, sailboats, and sailing, I don't think that what you're planning is going to be possible.