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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
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Man you are opening yourself up to a fair degree of ridicule but....
Without going into the plus's and minus's of the plan be aware that the chances of you buying a boat in Oz and being able to sell it for the same money back in Europe are not good. Fact of life, boats in Australia are amongst the most expensive in the world to begin with and once you have flogged the poor thing from here back to Europe you'll definitely be taking a hit on the price.
As to your own abilities that will depend on how much you can cram in over the next couple of years. You'll need at least to do some navigation and radio courses plus some basic silaing instruction. In all honesty just get out there and get some experience first. It's a nice thought but really pretty dumb to say you are going to do this without ever having been sailing. For all you know you may suffer from chronic sick seasickness or you may be the the greatest natural sailor of all time. You'll either love it or die of dehydration bought on by projectile vomitting from Hobart to Hades.
So yeah, the idea is pretty dumb but then a lot of us got the bug in much the same way. Some of us stayed the course, some of us gave it up as a bad joke and some of us are still plotting and planning.
Nostradamus I'm not , but good luck anyway.
btw, I do hope the $10,000 starting price was a misprint.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.