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08-07-2008 11:43 PM
camaraderie Just idding around Dawg!

Jim...in all seriousness...if you are not an experienced sailor you need to start smaller. 35 feet max if you are alone...in the low 40s if you are a couple MAX.
There is an excellent sticky list of bluewater boats at the top of this forum that you should use to help narrow things down.
08-07-2008 10:05 PM
sailingdog Hmmm... and this is a completely unbiased opinion...
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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Hey Dawg...don't talk him out of it. He said he could afford 55 feet...for the price of the extra 3 feet he can hire a captain!
08-06-2008 11:43 PM
camaraderie Hey Dawg...don't talk him out of it. He said he could afford 55 feet...for the price of the extra 3 feet he can hire a captain!
08-06-2008 11:25 PM
sailingdog Cam's Tayana 52 would be a good choice...but are you sure that you want a 50'+ boat. What kind of sailing experience do you have? If you don't have a lot, and I do mean a lot, of sailing experience, a boat that big will probably be more a danger than a safe thing for you. Unless you have at least one full-time crew member and have been a sailor for many years, I'd highly recommend going with a smaller boat, say in the 35-40' range. A mistake on a 50'+ boat can involve forces that will kill you almost instantly, if not maim or cripple you. It is no place for a novice sailor to be IMHO.
08-06-2008 11:02 PM
camaraderie Thanks Tomaz! You've always had good taste!
08-06-2008 09:32 PM
tomaz_423 There is a great off shore boat for sale on this forum:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/cruisi...etch-sale.html
The boat is ready to sail across Atlantic, but are you?
08-06-2008 08:31 PM
JimKaz
Sail boat design for offshore cruising

I have been a power boater for the last eight years. With the rise in the fuel price, I have decided to become a sailor. I would like to sail offshore, possibly across the Atlantic ocean. I can afford to buy a used sail boat up to 55 feet in length. Any help in the type of sail boat best suited for blue water sailing will be appreciated.

Jim

 
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