I am sailing a 22 ft swingkeel that will float in 3 ft of water
... she is setup for cruising as far as creature comforts and power supply as I spend a lot of time onboard drawing... I am currently taking a coastal navigation
and charting course... I have only been a puddle sailor and such... I will be solo till I reach the end of Arkansas river... ... I will be under sail with a small main and Genoa
but will have a 7.5hp on transom swing and a 5hp stowed as a backup... my range on these will be minimal but I will have a dingy carry addittional fuel
... my concern is more about mooring
at night after we get to lower Mississippi. Area... more for sleeping spots where we don't get plowed by a barge as opposed to fuel
... although some social interaction is not out of the question... river speed and traffic seem to be my major concern... but a leisurely float is unexpected... I want a nice experience for my son who will meet up with me on the Louisiana. Part of the trip... levees. Seem to be the concern I have heard of most... and no place for dropping a hook overnight.