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O.K. ...After your last couple posts I may be getting on Livias side of this...I'm leaning toward the cheer leading go for it camp (don't make me say plan smart.. looks like that's already begun) I'll be following the progress...
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Hey, hailing in from San Diego.
Once you guys find a boat and get out to the west coast let me know, I have a 29 out here and I'm willing to take you guys out for some costal and some storm sailing if you come during the right time and if your want.
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My buddy was the 1 saying we needed that large of a boat. When I was looking online for boats I was looking more in the 30ft range.

When I graduated highschool I lived in a 1971 VW Westfalia for 6 months and traveled from Florida through mexico, down through nicaragua, costa rica, and into Panama. And then drove back. I can live in a tight place.

And about the money situation, I started my own business here in Gainesville and its been treating me EXTREMELY well. Im not rich, but I have saved a good amount of capitol to help jumpstart this trip.

Like I said before, if anyone is willing to go please send me an email and we can talk 1 on 1 and maybe meet up for a few drinks

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Well you might have been on a decent track with a 30' boat for taking around the world on a budget, the boat I own was taken around the world twice before Ed Hart's Circumnaviation so you can do it with a sub 30 boat but from talking to Ed it was a gnarly trip.
But there are some screaming deals on 44-50 footers around the west coast if you got the time to look.
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Personally, I'd look at a big 30'er - like the Ericson 38, Tartan 37, or other bluewater boats. It sounds like you want an experienced guy to show you guys the ropes while he takes care of the sailing, at least for the first part of the trip. A bigger boat would be much tougher to singlehand.

Of course, I'm simply a landlubber dreaming of the Ocean Blue at the moment Will be very interested to see how this turns out - hope you keep posting

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Good luck finding a 40-50' boat that is capable of crossing the Pacific safely for that budget... not really realistic...
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20-30k. once we get there we want to live on it for a few years and find new surf spots nobody has ever seen or rarely go to.

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Hey, hailing in from San Diego.
Once you guys find a boat and get out to the west coast let me know, I have a 29 out here and I'm willing to take you guys out for some costal and some storm sailing if you come during the right time and if your want.
Ya man definitely! Do you have an email or # I can contact you @?
Btw: If I do decide to live in the states, San Diego is my #1 choice. How is the cost of living over there?

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i thought the 20-30 was the cruising kitty after the boat was purchased...

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I talked with my buddies last night and were going to look at 30'. we just wanted to make sure there was enough room for 3-4 people so we didnt kill each other lol

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i thought the 20-30 was the cruising kitty after the boat was purchased...
CHECK POST #35, where he is responding to JRP...

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I talked with my buddies last night and were going to look at 30'. we just wanted to make sure there was enough room for 3-4 people so we didnt kill each other lol
A 30' boat is going to be really tight for 3-4 people, even if they are the best of friends. You'd be better off getting something in the 35-40' range. Also, I don't know of many 30' boats that can carry enough supplies for a trans-pacific crossing for FOUR people...and you probably don't want to have to pull a Donner party...

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