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Old 05-20-2013, 04:28 AM   #21
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To cross the largest Ocean, the Pacific, you must be able to travel the shortest route across, which is from San Francisco CA to Hilo HI, a distance of about 2019 NM. So a vessel with a range of 2200 NM with 30% reserve is not only a passagemaker, but it is capable of circumnavigating the planet.

Perhaps , but with normal wind conditions the boat might not have range to come BACK from HI.

Big difference in going downwind in 15-30K of breeze and the reverse.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #22
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Back on the tracks- the OP isn't talking about crossing oceans, but moving onboard with a couple of teens.

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:39 AM   #23
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There are several good long previous discussion that you should read. Being a live aboard in the PNW his harder and more expensive than living on the dirt. Make sure while you are looking at boats to all so look at marinas as the marine and slip is usually as important to a live a board as the boat, because during the dead of winter you may have to use/depend on the marine. Make sure the slip at least had 50 amps 120 volts as you will use it all.

The slip is also important as willing the dock in the wind, rain, cold can be daunting and dangerous. Keep in mind if you happen to slip in the water your chances of pulling yourself out is low! So make sure getting on/off the boat and in/out of the boat can be done with one hand and NO wide spaces between the boat and the dock. Especially for females as they tend to not have the strength and cloths/shoes restrictive.

Being you are a live aboard 100% of the time and cruising a very small % the boats size, capability and basic creature comforts are far more important the electronics and even running gear. Basics like no leaks, dry, water capacity, sanitation, heat, refrigeration etc. Males put to much emphases on toys and not the basics. 50% of the newbie live aboard do not make it through the winter, and 70+ % do not last more than 3 to 5 years. Who cares about crossing an ocean as just leaving the dock and going out in the sound can be a BiG pucker factor

Also make sure you understand/know the basic of what boats look like under the water line as above the water line. Also what you think you might want to do with it besides being a live aboard. When you narrow you search, let us know.

Oh, while looking at marinas and boats also look for financing and insurance as they can be a great reference. Many deal fall through because of financing and/or insurance. If you do not have the boating experience they may not let you buy and/or operate it. Most meg a yacht owners have to have a captain/crew and/or at least some training.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by dhmeissner View Post
Maybe this will come down in price:

Little spendy for that age of a Tolly....
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:22 PM   #25
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"Little spendy for that age of a Tolly...."

You should see what there asking for a old car! 1913 Rolls Silver Cloud.

Quality costs , regardless of age.

And the round trip can be way lower for a quality anything than a cheapo.

Round trip = cost vs selling price .

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