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Free to sail. Welcome to Sailnet.
Firstly let me say that wanting to do something different from the norm with at least a portion of your life is a very worthwhile, admirable pursuit......your dream is a great one.
Now Secondly, Cam's and other responses on here may seem cynical to you, however you have to understand that nearly every other month someone young comes onto Sailnet stating something along the lines of 'gee my dream is to sail the world, please donate on my site, so I can buy a boat and go snorkelling in Tahiti on your money'.
The problem with this is that alot of the folk on here are people who have just worked their asses off for most of their life, to now be able to enjoy their own dreams of sailing...
From your original post you seems like a great guy. I'm sure your intent is pretty innocent, but in short just be very careful about asking other people to fund your dreams.....
Let me say that the same people attacking you on here though, would also be the first to offer you help if you were in trouble 'out there'.
Also if you figure out how to pay for your boat without paypal, these folk probably would also be the first to invite you onboard and offer you a drink in a anchorage.
Now A Cascade 36 in my fairly limited experience wouldn't be a bad boat to do it in......
5 people would probably give each other the poos before you even got a quarter of the way across the Atlantic......Do some reading on water tankage, and provisioning and you will see why this alone is going to make 5 people a bad idea.
Best of luck with making your dreams come true.
'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing' - Helen Keller
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