My Wife and I came REALLY close to upping our timetable and purchasing
a Horstman Tri-Star 43 this weekend. So I have some questions that I am certain have been asked and answered on the forum, but I wanted some fresh answers and I wanted to put them together for everyone looking.
I have sailed when I was younger but want to refresh my knowledge. What books
would be recommended reading for basic sailing skills and information?
What Multi-hull Specific books should I read? I am looking at a composite home built boat with daggerboards and a large wing mast
We intend to live aboard full time, on a small budget
and sail the Caribbean
for a few years initially before crossing the Atlantic to tour the British Isles then into the Med before crossing back with the trades to Central America
, through the Canal and out into the pacific. So what live aboard or world cruising books should I read? (i just ordered Captain
Progressive and BoatUS will cover a trimaran
for US Inland use, but nothing off the coast of the US. Don't most marinas
to enter and dock
? Even if its just Liability? What insurance companies if any offer international coverage?
OK, HOT TOPIC. What is the legality (or Illegality) of carrying my Pistol on my boat in international waters? What are the issues of having a firearm on my boat while in a marina in a foreign country say in the Caribbean
? Is my vessel protected by US laws, as long as the firearm remains in my boat is it OK or not?
What other research
are recommended? Boater Safety
course, Coast Guard Auxiliary ETC.
Tennessee river and Tenn-Tom Waterway?
What are the bridge clearances up the Tenn-Tom and the Tennessee River to Knoxville? This boat has a 55' above the waterline height, will it clear the bridges or will i have to step the mast
to get it up here for a refit
Are there multi-hull surveyors along the gulf coast
that are recommended to hire, or will I have to get a general surveyor
to look her over?
Did I miss anything?
Thanks for all the information in advance.