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Hello, Sailnet. Ive been lurking on this site for a while now, and I find it high time to post. Me and a former Navy buddy of mine decided to set out on a trip around the world. Thinking Veracruz was a popular port in Mexico we came down here to catch a sailboat around Central America, a little dangerous to travel through on foot at this time. Turns out Veracruz is a major port... for shipping. So we came to a decision to buy our own boat. The smallest, cheapest boat we could find that floats, as we have up to 1000 USD for it. We are both former Navy, but neither of us has actually sailed, so we figured the smaller the better to learn on. If it can bring us up and down the coasts of the Americas, this is more than enough for now.
Now, it would be very disagreeable to have to head back to the United States at this time, as we both live on one small pension, but we are having much difficulty finding anything in Mexico over the Internet, also, I have read the taxes for resale increase with each subsequent country further south.
If not possible to purchase our own boat at this time, we were looking for some one small ship who needs two hard working and agreeable people looking to learn the incredible skill of sailing. What more Independence can a human have than the ability to take themselves anywhere in the world.
Well anyway, we will continue looking and I will continue reading this forum, as it has been incredibly informative. Thanks.
-Greg and Avery.
"Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can."