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19-04-2019, 09:24   #16
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What if the boats take a long time to sell, if they even sell!

What about storage of the boats while they are for sale? surely that won't be cheap!

Buying a new boat for a 1 way trip each time seems a bizarre way to build up miles!!

Would you not try and get some experience doing delivery or something (tagging along as an unpaid crew member)
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19-04-2019, 09:43   #17
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I can wait until 2020 for the second trip. Storage is 600 for the winter in a local boatyard I know, and if it takes time to sell I can use for my own enjoyment on weekends.
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I can wait until 2020 for the second trip. Storage is 600 for the winter in a local boatyard I know, and if it takes time to sell I can use for my own enjoyment on weekends.
You could also pay someone to sail it back up to Ireland for you, for you to then sail it back to the Med.

Delivery costs are typically €3 per NM + airfares and fuel/berth/food costs.
So all in you could be looking at about €3,000 to get her delivered back to Ireland which in my opinion would be a helluva lot more sensible than buying a new boat for each trip, as by doing that, you are simply multiplying the risks involved in sailing any sort of distance in a boat thats new to you.

Would you rather make 3 trips to the Med in the same boat, or in a new boat every time? I know which option I'd prefer.

Then inbetween the trips, you also have a boat at your disposal (in a part of the world with glorious sailing weather), while also having the time to do all the little odd jobs on the boat yourself etc... getting to know her better and better each and every time you go sailing.
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Personally I'd like to experience a number of different boats, and at the end of it all get a better idea of the 'perfect' type of boat for me after gaining these experiences!
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Any crew want to join on the voyage which should be heading south on the 28th July?
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18-06-2019, 20:09   #21
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What boat have you bought? or are about to buy?

How long are you planning on the voyage to take? and how many stops along the way?
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Shortlist of 3 or 4. 2 weeks hoping to make the Med with one or two stops maximum. I've to take a flight back to work by or on the 11th August from the nearest airport!
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Very optimistic timeline of leaving in 5 weeks, and don’t even have the boat yet!!

Best of luck and keep us informed of progress.

Perhaps we could arrange a little flotilla to see you off.
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How are things looking DonalK?

Did you manage to pick up a boat?
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