Sailing Yacht

HOW TO BUY A SAILBOAT TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD – Ep 49





EXPERIENCE GATHERED AFTER CREWING ON 8 DIFFERENT SAILING BOATS

I studied economics and went into business, but I never really liked it. I decided to follow my dreams and start traveling and seeing the world

Iā€™m crewing on different sailing boats. You can call me a boat hitch hiker. I started in San Diego on the Baja Haha ralley and am planning to cross the Pacific Ocean. Join me on this amazing sailing adventure from the United Stated through Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, The Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, The Kingdom Of Niue, Rarotonga, Tonga, Fiji, some other small islands and ending up in New Zealand

I aim to create an entertaining piece of content about my travels about 1 time per week. Unless literally everything goes wrong, but than still, I’ll try to make a video about that! The total length of this trip including Island visits will be more than 10.000 nautical miles. I promise you beautiful scenery and all the things that go right and wrong by living on sailing boats as a crew member! By creating these VLOGS I hope to put a smile on your face!

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24 comments

  1. Seen your Learn how to sail in 20 min …. LOVED it!!
    it inspired me to do something for myself for the first time in 45years
    My oldest son moved out last Sept so sold the house .. bought an older 52ft Spencer sail boat and am happily living my dream
    Still taking lessons but hope to be ready to sail the inside passage this summer

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  2. Great videos Dutch Seaman

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  3. I've been checking out your videos- and subscribed. You offer worthwhile observations and information!

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  4. Ketches generally have the advantage of smaller sail area per sail, so if you're physically not able to handle large sails they are the solution for you (like for example for then 15 year old laura dekker during her rtw)

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  5. Another GREAT video, thanks Captain

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  6. Actually good advice. Having owned 2 cruising sailboats and soon to be on the market for another one, your advice is pretty spot on. When you look at it, a larger boat, while giving you more storage and tankage space, doesn't give you to much else. The cabins are still laid out pretty much the same. So if its you and a partner, anything from 32 to 38 feet will be enough. If you expect crew, for 4 total up to 44 feet will do, and if you expect 5, go for 47 feet to 50 feet. Unless you want to use the salon, which is a bad idea for berthing space, except for a good off watch sea berth.
    Far as a ketch vs sloop/cutter, yes its slower, but the ability to quickly lower sails is a advantage. But you have a point that there is more to break, and more sails mean more money for sails and rigging.
    Cats are out of most of us price range. A good one will cost in excess of 300K usd. But if can afford it, go for it.

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  7. The advantage of a ketch is that you can trim the sails to be better balanced with more ease, you also have more flexibility in varying wind conditions. The mizzen is also a useful tool to point windward while setting sail. When on a run, you can set the mizzen dead-centre to reduce rocking.

    Ketches are not much slower by design, every boat is as fast as it's hull speed and no faster. There are plenty of ketch designs out there which perform well in light wind, and there are even racing ketches, although it wouldn't be my first choice for racing.

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  8. You talked about the boats Im looking at wish there was more depth to the discussion

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  9. Enjoy watching your videos. I value your opinion and wonder what your thoughts are about a Beneteau 40 for cruising around the Carribean in.

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  10. Great Video Man! Thanks! Greetings from argentina

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  11. Thank you for the excellent video.

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  12. Good advice and great camerawork!

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  13. Thanks for a very useful video. Please, make one about how to and costs of keeping a boat in a marina (dock vs mooring, etc). Cheers.

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  14. Hey Huub, lately I watched quite few videos about "Free boats" in US & Canada.
    Sail or motor boats abandoned by owners so the port authorities needs to clear them away against payment of few hundred bucks.
    Altogether you can spend few extra K $$$ on top of that to make them sailable + Registration & Insurance.
    I am thinking about this kind of opportunity because it can tun into a profitable deal.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion.
    Peace!
    HB

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  15. Great content right here, so finally what boat you are sailing at this time? Is it your property?

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  16. Good information presented in a pleasant format. Thank you

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  17. I love your videos… and this has been my dream for the last 15 years… i just sold my house and i am planning buy a Bavaria 56 Cruiser then plan to to cruise the meditererian in 2018 and cros over to the Caribean in 2019…
    – Do you have any experience with Bavaria?

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  18. 42' Chris White Atlantic high performance cat; especially if you want to start sellin' your soul to the $$ Devil………

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  19. Very solid advice I will take with me to the marina. Thanks much!

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  20. Have you flown on airplanes too? Let's see a video on how to buy an airplane next.

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  21. good info. šŸ™‚

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  22. Are you planning to buy a boat?

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  23. Spot on.

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  24. Keep up the good work, i really enjoy your videos.

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