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post #3 of Old 09-08-2012
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Re: Hola from Costa Rica


There are some good posts on learning enough about self-surveying a sailboat to narrow down your candidate boats.

But first, it would be really good to take stock of what you intend to do with the boat.
Where do you intend to sail?
What strengths and talents do you have that might help you with boat ownership?
What local sailors are there in your area who can help point you in the right direction and help you get time on the water and experience with different boats.
What are your limitations -- financial, physical, experience? Do you have special needs? Headroom? Stability? Speed? Ease of handling?
Who will sail with you? What does your crew (really) think?
How critical is safety to you? Are you the type to approach a new project carefully or do you plunge in headfirst?
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