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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By Invictus
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Long Gold, short EUR, short JPY, tricky with S&P
The most important part is to have your soul-mate with you on-board full-time :)
If you have that - everything is possible!
Good luck!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 10,542
Posted By Invictus
Re: Sailing "big boats"

Based on my unbiased experience (since I don't own a boat) I found the optimal combination of comfort, space, complexity and cost for a couple or a small group being 46'-52'. Assuming that O&M costs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By Invictus
Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing

This is an interesting discussion for me as I am in the same process of looking for a best smartphone/tablet to be used on a boat. If I am not mistaken the GPS feature works as part of the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   10-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By Invictus
Re: Over Due Yacht

It is difficult to argue about some legal/practical matters over a tragic and sad event, but not sure how US DoS and USCG could have a jurisdiction in international waters especially half way around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By Invictus
Re: Beyond Desolation at last

Thanks for sharing, you guys had a fantastic trip! I was around Sonora Island on salmon fishing in early August and noticed that apart from the fantastic weather, that there was almost no wind (other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 4,609
Posted By Invictus
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Well, that's the whole point, to put all risks into perspective. Crusing the ocean with a 50-foot yacht is different level of risk (and likelihood of surviving) that taking it on with a kayak.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 4,609
Posted By Invictus
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Bingo!

Lesson #1: How about not going into one potential tragedy when the odds of not making it alive are extremely high.

Lesson #2: Listen to your gut feeling. Everybody that was interviewed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 4,609
Posted By Invictus
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

I simply thought he was in a real boat by reading the thread title (berth, head), not a kayak. I should have been more explicit. It didn't apply to his 'boating/kayaking' skills which obviously he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 4,609
Posted By Invictus
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

Not sure what I said in order to be banned. It is a very simple downside risk analysis. Kayak does not offer any protection to a human being on one of the most inhospitable oceans outside its natural...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 4,609
Posted By Invictus
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

A sad story it is indeed. I first thought it is a real boater but when I figured out he went in a kayak, I couldn't believe it. It is like trying to climb Everest in flip-flops and a t-shirt.
Forum: Chartering   03-06-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,386
Posted By Invictus
Re: Plan of Attack in BVI, Island Hopping

There is not too much to add to what others have already said, but here is my experience:

- was there two times chartering with Sunsail and Moorings (same base). I think Anegada is generally out...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   12-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,310
Posted By Invictus
Re: Croatia and VAT

Thanks Zanshin
I am not a tax expert but I am wondering what are the advantages of that vs having your boat registered in the Caymans, BVI or similar jurisdiction. I agree on the initial cost...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   12-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,310
Posted By Invictus
Cool Re: Croatia and VAT

Does it mean that you have to buy the boat in Croatia? What if you buy it elsewhere in the EU?

This is maybe a nice move from them, but everything else may be more expensive so I think it is not...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-28-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Invictus
Re: Newbie in Croatia

Hi there
Excellent lifestyle decision, but I would not do singlehandedly. I am sure there won't be any lack of willing crew to take on board for some help and company. I was sailing in Croatia for...
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