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How to get a liveaboard sailboat – Sailing Q&A 22





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43 comments

  1. Link to the two guides here! https://followtheboat.com/product-category/publications/

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  2. Excellent guys thanks πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ’ͺ🏽

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  3. I love your videos, especially regarding the more mature sailors. I have subscribed and will check out the rest. Thank you.

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  4. Thank you that was very informative.

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  5. I'm struggling with two conflicting bits of advice you give. First bit… don't only look close to home. You bought your boat in Turkey. I see many interesting ones in Malaysia, or Greece, or Croatia.

    But you also say, see the boat, get a survey, negotiate the costs of the test sail.

    How does one do both of these things? I can't travel to Greece to look at Boat A, then Croatia for Boat B, and Malaysia for Boat C… negotiating a survey and a test sail at all points along the way. If I had that kind of money, I'd buy my dream boat right here at home.

    These two bits of advice seem to contradict each other, in practical terms.

    More information would be appreciated.

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  6. I just found this channel. What an informative and well presented vid and this couple are down to earth and very likable. Well done!

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  7. What were the names of the lightweight and bluewater boat company examples?

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  8. Titanium boat. Best of all worlds!

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  9. Ironic that the woman asks if size matters! Lol!

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  10. Thank you very much for this very informative video. I've been up most of the night so I will be watching it again later in the day!

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  11. sounds like a plan, I sometimes drive past an Aston Martin, Bently Ferrari etc. showroom and dribbbbbble, now I look on boat sites and driiiiiibbble. A few years ago I worked near the coast and looked at the boats, I could go anywhere on one, now I think I will. Much cheers for the advice. One could go up to a million pound boat, make a silly offer…..nah, I wound be offended with a punch in the face, but hayho, a cat may look at a king.

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  12. What do you guys think about a 2 centimeter thick i peace hull reinforced with Kevlar, ribs and stringers fully glassed in and the mast keel stepped ?

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  13. Is it a British thing to use β€˜cowboy’ as a derogatory term? In America a cowboy connotes a decent, hard working, down to earth person.

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  14. Thank you, I lived aboard before, I know how difficult it is. I am land locked as you can get right now, but the sea calls you back just like they say! I will be buying something near a 45ft with a shoal draft. I live along the Mississippi, and plan on the loop (again) and a shoal draft is perfect. I need something where the mast isn't a complete kluster phuck when you have to re-step it.

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  15. There are two happy days when you own a boat, the day you buy it and the day you sell it.

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  16. Helpful. Thanks.

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  17. God that was good; hugely informative from top to bottom, it should be required viewing for any lunatic such as myself who is buying a boat. Extremely well organised and delivered, by the way, thanks very much and good luck to the both of you.

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  18. What boat would be best for a single person to cirrcum navigate the world?

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  19. So helpful!!!

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  20. Great Channel Both – Thoroughly enjoyable and always informative. I am considering buying an Oyster 435, are there any particular areas of teh Yacht given your experience you would advise I check out for? – i.e. known issues or problems / genertal faults??

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  21. Fantastic video.

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  22. Yes, buying a sailboat on the east coast of the USA, add at least $3000 to the price if you stay in the east compared to Florida or the islands. Why? because traveling the Panama canal prices are exorbitantly expensive.

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  23. This video literally tells you nothing you arn't already asking yourself … skip to 23 mins and get on with yoru life.

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  24. I'm looking to get my first boat, I don't have sailing experience so something that is easy to sail particularly single-handed, capable coastal cruising though not an extended liveaboard and small enough to be trailered but large enough to be comfortable for 1 or 2 people. My search has brought me to either a Cape Dory 25D or a Cape Dory 28, would gladly accept any suggestions on other models I should look into.

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  25. Fantastic advice at this stage of my research. Thank you very much

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  26. Thank to you both for an in depth view on the options in purchasing and things to be aware of.πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
    Have just come across your videos and seen a few but this one struck a cord as I'm on a lookout for a second hand 'bluewater' fibreglass but fortunately I'm not in a rush but would like to learn a lot more as I'm a total novice but always loved to be on the waves.
    Keep up the good videos and hope to come across you on the waves.πŸ‘
    Take care

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  27. The other thing that I would like to mention is that sailing is not actually that hard to fathom, it's all the other stuff that makes it challenging, understanding the weather, sea state, currents, your boat's capabilities, frustration, meals on the cabin sole. Just remember that Laura Dekker did a solo circumnavigation on an old 42' GinFizz ketch (which she bought with her own hard earned money) aged 14 years, to quote her "fear kills more dreams than failure ever will"

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  28. Great video, full of good advice, all of which I agree with. I'm currently in negotiations with the original owner/builder of a Canadian registered double airex hull (Gell coat and laminate with a honeycomb and more laminate) Huntingford designed 36' encapsulated modified full keel semi displacement cutter, launched in '84 she is an older, but very stout seaworthy boat. I'm South African and the boat is in Oregon, fortunately I have a personal friend who is a broker acting as proxy, she will be surveyed next month (on the hard) as a favour and a full survey, rigging and engine inspections and a sea trial next year when I'm in the States, this boat has been to Homer Alaska and Hawaii and back from Vancouver BC, Homer Alaska is around 62Β°N so she can certainly handle the odd 'bergy bits' as Drake Roberts calls them, a simple old school design. The reason I mention this is that it reiterates what you said about where the boat is in relation to where you are, secondly that you can find very capable and reasonably priced boats all over the world, the other thing is that I've done my due diligence on what is available and I know what I want, I'm a bit of a purist so monohull for me, and they're A LOT cheaper, in every aspect. If course a large part of boat ownership is MAINTENANCE AND FIXING BROKEN STUFF, if that isn't your cup of tea, you'd better have a lot of money in the bank, another thing I would like to point out is that you need to understand and be able to repair EVERY system on your boat, from diesel mechanics to plumbing to electronics to rigging to mechanical to sewing. IT IS NOT A LIFE OF PALM LINED BEACHES AND TURQUOISE BLUE WATER, that's a bullshit, just ask Barry Perrins on 'White Shadow' 71 days at sea single handed from Panama to the Marquesas in French Polynesia, averaged about 2 knots, and just a few days after arriving his engine packed up from all the crudd being agitated in his tanks, he has no fuel polishing system and built in steel tanks, his boat is a steel Van Der Stadt.
    My point is that a lot of what is shown on YouTube (no names mentioned) is a wholly glorified and unrealistic perspective of the realities of live aboard cruising. The one theme that nobody can escape is MAINTENANCE. Thanks for a great video.
    PS if you see a small cutter with a green boot stripe called AMAZING GRACE in the Pacific sometime towards the end of next year, give us a shoutπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Fair winds and safe sailing

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  29. You sound very knowledgeable, may I ask you what you think about sailboat-NONSUCH?
    Thank you, Alfred.

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  30. I'll give you my experience. At first, I wanted a Catamaran. Seeing how stable they were under sail and at anchor made me feel that it would be the best boat to live on for extended (years worth) of time on the hook. But as I thought about the actual 'living on it day to day' part, I started to realize that most of the Cats I liked (in almost every way) I did not like in one of the most important ways…..the saloon on them was roomy, but the seating was terrible. (Like on a Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 for example) it looks like a molded plastic body, something you would find in a child's electric car. And I did not see it as comfortable (try to imagine laying on it and vegging out) and it just didn't have a 'this is home' feel to it. The Prout 37 Snowgoose on the other hand felt totally different. (Galley down is better! lol). The Prout was much older, and nowhere near as 'sexy' of a boat, but it had a 'this is a comfortable home' feel to it on the inside. So really think about the quality of life on a boat you are thinking about, because your views may change on how important 'sexy' is when practical day to day life is considered.

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  31. I'm 59, don't know how to sail but want to buy a 50' plus sailboat and travel the World! Sound doable?! πŸ™ƒ

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  32. Great information … however …… one issue I would have liked some input on is the question of boats that will be primarily 'solo sailed'. What are the preferences in this case ?

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  33. This so expensive for me πŸ˜–

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  34. why did you limit it only to mono or cat … when in fact (in my opinion) the trimaran is better than both ?

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  35. 10:24 you left out stainless steel as a hull material. Probably insanely expensive, but almost every boatyard does do work in stainless, corrosion shouldn't be a problem and fairly durable.

    Would look awesome polished to a blinding gleam. Long passage? Becalmed? Who cares…spend every waking hour trying to keep the boat shining.

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2004/frans-maas-decksalon-44-2959590/

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  36. Thanks for all the information!!

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  37. Excellent

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  38. Bravo!

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  39. Never buy a cat! They vomit on and tear up your carpets!

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  40. Very Good advise gave some knowledge. I'm looking 2nd hand boat for low expanses but a bit difficult to find in Malaysia.

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  41. Some one the best boat purchasing advice I’ve seen in any single video. Quality content.

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  42. Excellent video. Use to be a live aboard for many years. Thank you.

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  43. Step 1: be rich

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