Originally Posted by codprawn
Do you live on board? I have been tempted many times to buy an old ship - they can be quite cheap to buy - what has put me off is the time needed to look after them.
Another problem would be that all I would ever want to do is up anchor and go all over the world!!!
Age does'nt matter that much. It's the shape she's in that makes the price.
We do spend many weeks a year on board. It gives us a sence of freedom when you live on the water.
As for the work you mentioned. When you take really good care after a ship , she will demand less time of you. It's should be that way or no way.
I have been around the world once. With a 30 mtr ship leaving holland, crossing the canal to the med's. Passed the Suez and Red Sea. Crossing the arabian sea all the way to Manilla.
I can tell you, there are many places wich have more sun and clearer water. But there aren't that many country's where everything is well organized.
I love western europe. Lots of water en friendly,reliable people.
I had a great time but wil never do that route again