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motorcycle rider seeking more freedom
hey guys, im busy devouring the forum.
mostly the details about what to look for on a sailboat. spent time through out my life on motorized guzzlers, not much time behind the sails. i am a defacto motorcycle mechanic, run my own business, so im not bad when it comes to hands on approach.
just want to say that if ANYONE is interested in getting into riding motorcycles i know the entire industry and all the bikes like the back of my hand, so i can save you tons of time and money, from which bike to get and what to look for to carriers rates laws all of it. its been my life for a while.
hopefully someone can do me the same favour here. need a crash course. im in washington dc, going to get myself something here, 25-30 ft, a total beater, and go beat around the caribbean for the cold times. thats my plan, its sink or sail, ive got cabin fever. i also have the option of packing up everything and goin down to florida and finding a boat there. wondering if that might be a better option. i just want a beater with a place to put a bed and hull space for bike stuff. nothing fancy. want it to get around, and not sink until may when its warm again. im sure ill want to trade up again for the following year anyhow....
i have spent significant amounts of time in the woods hiking and doing survivalist type living, having a clean bed and clothes is honestly better than i live now, im more of the caveman type, so being in the sun and water daily is better for me, and my dog, so when i say im ok with a beater, i mean it, im all about functionality, cosmetics and aesthetics and how it might look to others is something thats not even on the list. from here to there as cheap as possible, fit my stuff in it, doesnt sink anytime soon. done.
i would like someone to tell me what the minimum i need to legally sail around is. im not concerned about insurance unless theres a really good reason, ill take my risks. certifications...licenses....my dog is a campanion pet, and i have worked with rescue dogs for a long time, so i know all the angles on that, and shes current on all shots and tagged chipped tattooed and getting her settup with a gps implant before i leave. where we can and cant go easily will obviously determine a fair amount, but i plan to not frequent tourist hubs anyhow.
thats about it. great forum.
Last edited by troybilt; 11-19-2008 at 12:15 PM.