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Is this a realistic plan?
I agree about the people signing on part. Although it depends on your friends and I don''t know them so any thoughts of mine are based in lack of knowledge.
As for the boat. I picked up a 30'' Tartan. Nice boat, and can be had for relatively cheap. Approx. 15k for a descent boat from the 1970''s. Look around on the net. People travel to the Carib. in almost anything as it''s not really big water. A site to look at is www.cruisenews.net and www.cruiser.co.za these both have online stories of people cruising. Some of them in very small boats.
I don''t think you need a big money boat to travel. Not at all.
www.yachtworld.com the place to look at different boats.
Two things that made sense to me were
1)go small go now. you waite too long, you risk of not going at all.
2)buy the smallest boat that''ll suit your needs. You right, a bigger boat does cost a lot more to rig and fix up.