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  1. This thread is useful to me as someone who delivers boats, and helps friends and clients find their next boat. I’m having fun.
  2. Mr Mundt is too much of a gentleman to say here but he has a 23’ L7 trimaran for sale at a great price in Southern California. It’ll be cheaper to run than a F27 and likely suit your needs perfectly but the F27 will likely resell faster (total boat lifetime value) and the L7 is getting closer to backpacking than the F31 you originally asked about. I deliver boats and recently brokered a F27, the market is hot right now as MultiThom has suggested. I’m not sure what border crossing is like right now but you seem enthusiastic so go grab a boat and show us some pictures of your fun!
  3. As a new to the game boat owner you will be shocked at running and maintenance costs. The folks on this thread are real sailors with great advice but a lot of them have real money. You are thinking about a F31 for ~$60-75k and say you don’t have 150k for the F36. My advice is to get a F27 for around 30k as soon as possible and start sailing it. It will trailer and rig easier than the F31 and probably be better for your immediate needs. When it’s time to cross the ocean, leave the F27 at home and buy another Westsail 32 for around 30k. Sell cheap or even give the westsail to another worthy a
  4. https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/boa/d/fort-lauderdale-2015-corsair-cruze-970/7312800583.html showed up today on Craigslist, I have no affiliation
  5. The 300 day non stop solo around the americas trip on an Albin Vega 27’ was done with a manual life raft style water maker. He pumped straight into his mouth. This was mainly due to the prohibitive cost of all the gear that’s being discussed for that budget. It was supposed to be an unassisted attempt but that didn’t happen due to the first water maker failing and having someone throw him a new one from (I think) Nova Scotia before the NW passage. I’d think a bunch of cans of soup that could be discarded as consumed, a manual water pump and rain collection would be a cost effective and weight
  6. Russel usually mentions how well his proas go to weather. Does a 30-35 foot proa solve the problem of sailing against the trade winds and swell along the thorny path from Florida to Tortola? Or the Baja bash from Cabo to San Diego? I don’t know the answer to the question, but I do recall reading in an old multihull magazine how an almost new Corsair 31 compromised its bulkheads and made it somewhere in the Bahamas before turning back whooped on what was supposed to be a 7 day sail to St Martin. Do smallish trimarans go for 1000 miles into 20 knots and 5’ swells without breaking a bunch of stuf
  7. When I was 25 I bought a 10k mono overloaded it and shoved off with a few friends with far less sailing experience than me with a plan of going to Bocas Del Torros to start a new life as a surf bum. We got a few hundred miles offshore and one of my crew freaked out and wouldn’t come out of the cabin and the other was taking stupid risks that I thought would probably end with him falling off the boat. So I came back to the US dumped my young friends and picked up a couple older fellows with some sailing experience and we sailed to Bermuda and then to Saint Croix. In Christiansted harbor there w
  8. I just walked out to beach, it’s light and variable, and there have been punctuated gusts all day that would make for not fun sailing give the air temp. Does anyone know what Ryan wants? It’s just getting dark now. Matt Rutherford would not have accepted a tow on his round the americas trip, even though he spent a good bit of the trip emptying the bilge a few hours a day with a tin can. Ryan is definitely in range of Towboat US, they have very accomplished operators in Virginia Beach and Oregon Inlet.
  9. Oregon Inlet, Rudee Inlet are out of the question without a motor. The Lynnhaven River has a 45’ fixed bridge and a wicked current. Little Creek has no bridge and is possible without a motor but still not ideal. Sent a pm on Facebook.
  10. For an Ipad, as GSpot said, you don't need to pay for the monthly cellular plan but you need to pay for the device that can connect to cell phone towers, or you need an external GPS and connect to it via Bluetooth. Iphones all have a built in GPS, and that's part of the reason they cost more than the larger screened Ipads. Again, I only suggest that you test your programs without wifi-internet or cellular-internet connection to see how they will behave in the wild, before you get there, or you may find that you have a map with no blue dot, or a blue dot with no map (or maybe a very low resolut
  11. Just be aware that not all the features that work automatically at your coffee table will work at sea. I use an iPad to collect data for work. They don’t come with an internal GPS unless you pay extra for one that has cellular data capability. We have The maps aren’t pre installed ( as they seem to be when you are connected to WiFi) Long story short try putting the device in airplane mode with WiFi off and test the program onshore before you plan on it working once you more than a dozen or so miles offshore. If I am cruising in the bay I like to make sure my iPhone has a charge. If I am cruisi
  12. I toured her at Annapolis Sailboat Show 2019. Nice platform for a cocktail. Would love to see how she sails.
  13. Newick Spark trimaran is pretty close to what you describe
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