Originally Posted by chrisn586
Here is my advice based on a low budget, do it yourself, go young and now style for hard workers.
Work your tail off and save $, read everything sailing, talk to and take advice from people with experience (not just talkers), start researching boats now and keep records (you'll soon see trends, pros, & cons) after months of saving learning and watching you can act with more confidence, avoid cement and wood, think plastic (maybe steel), think safety not marketing claims and cool stuff re: gear, keep crew/party to a minimum (maybe find a girlfriend who will work hard too and share the dream), Port of Angeles/San Pedro/Willmington are cheapest slips in CA and close to So Pac (with lots of boat bussiness' and non-skid work around), sign on as crew where possible and you'll earn experience/connections/maybe $.
The Flicka is nice, well built and safe, but I think it might be too expensive and too small. Look for a bargin Westsail 32 that needs some work. It may be a little heavy/slow but it's sturdy enough to cross an ocean and not too costly.
Don't give up the dream; revise the plan, go simple and go safe.
Just my 2 cents. I don't reply often; just lurk now and then, but I had to chime in here because I'm rooting for ya. I think more than 4 people involved and it will never happen.
By the way, I've been dreaming of cruising for 15 years. I've worked my ass off and stuck with the goal and now IT IS happening. We've got our boat, it's getting dialed in, and we leave in two months.
Very funny man! NO LIE! was just looking at the westsail site that list them for sale. Great little boat! But anything worth working on is 40k.
FOR ALL YOU WHO SUGGEST I WORK AND SAVE MONEY, get a clue.....My idea was too make it possiable for a few people too go on a trip of a life time. Some of you people really make me sick. last time i waste bandwith talking down too moron's.after i say-
As for the total ******* or two that decided accuse me of trying too get people too help me start up and sell a company ect ect. I feel sorry for you.
Plain and simple,
My plan was too get owner too hold note under a travel company
Get the 6-8 people too invest in the boat
then pass out equal shares to each person
Do the trip then charter the boat.
To get back some investment.
The coating company was too give people that wanted too
come and work a way too make the 15000 in the first year for the trip.
My normal job for anyone who would like too know is a Drug addiction
counsler. SOBER 18 years. So please know what the hell your talking about
before you go and pass blame.
Dont have something positive too say, please dont type.
If i want too go buy a 30-35' boat i can go buy one. the point was to include others in the trip. 15k ech gets 6-8 people a huge nice boat, world travel, and a lifetime of memory's. people pay that for used cars.........I dont get it.
O' i guess i do, everyone that trys to plan something thats good in this day and age must be trying too rip off/cheat/hustle/scam right?
What better trip would be then 6-8 people together on a 60' sailboat traveling? Thats assuming they are a not total depressed wack job.
But its ok, i can fix that and they would be welcome too......