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Old 09-15-2009
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need some advice for round the world trip

My brother and I are going for a round the world trip in 4 years. We both know the sea and oceans as officers of deep sea going vessels. Our sailing experience is not very extended and open sea trips only done a few times. Our first objective is a boat. Any one can tell me something about a jeaneau 44 sun magic? Is is good for the job(round trip mother earth?)
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Jenneaus are designed and built for coastal cruising, are relatively light flat bottom boats and rather skimpy on construction (no offense to J owners). The fact that you asked this question begs the suggestion that you might want to gain some more experience with sailboat design and construction as well as offshore experience before undertaking such a trip.
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You're right

We have 4 years to get this experience, everything starts with the right boat. Any suggestions? Would really appreciate it.
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Joost, you can also find experience just by reading books by other around the world sailors. Visualise how their boats handled and what they did to survive, I remember the first time I back winded the storm jib and the sea became almost bearable. I remember how a cruiser described how to do it. you can look up "sail the Daedalus" on Google to see the boat I designed and built. Here is a partial list of books that may be a bit outdated, but the ocean hasn't changed. "A world of my own" By Robin Knox Johnston, "Cruising under sail" by Hiscock, "The boat who wouldn't float" by Farley Mowatt, "Heavy weather sailing" etc. The list is almost endless for my lifetime and, for sailors and wannabes, priceless. Capt. Fred
P.S. The type of boat to sail is evident in these books. You won't be racing in a pond or coastal with a large crew.

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