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Re: Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed
By the way, go sailing a few times. Try to help on a delivery or go offshore, if you can. A friend of a friend fell in love with the romance and idea of cruising the world, figured he should do it safely, bought a Westsail 32 (a heavy, blue water capable boat). Spent money outfitting it. The problem was he quickly learned that he didn't care for the motion of the ocean and the first time he got caught offshore in lousy weather he decided it wasn't for him and ended up selling the boat at a fairly substantial loss. I would make sure that you at least like sailing before you invest in this boat and in this lifesyle.