Originally Posted by sanssouci
My question #1 is: Is sailing to Guatemala and Mexico before going to Panama Canal be difficult?
> Florida to Mexico to Guatemala should be easy. (subject to weather)
> Coming out of Guatemala you will most likely experiance 450 miles of windward travel before being able to ease sheets
for sailing to Panama.
Q #2 is: Is catajena, Columbia a dangerous place to haul up the boat for a month or two to travel South America before crossing Panama Canal or Panama would be a better place for that for safety and monetary reasons?
> Columbia is a fine place to Haul-out.
Q #3 is: I bought the boat on Aug. 31st and would not leave the US coast by the end of Nov. Then who should I go to or call USCG or INS for extension of one month to the usual three months periods to stay after buying a boat that I heard?
> I don't have that information.
Question: How high is your mast and how far up the river in Seoul can you get with a 52' mast height?
I have sailed Key West to Hiroshima and may be able to help with other questions.
Thanks very much for clearing me of the doubts that I did not express well in my question #1.
Coming out of Guatemala part where I have to sail against the wind
I guess I expected it since going to Mexico and Gueatemala would be easy, there has to be some price
to pay sometime.^^
You cleared that point to me, thanks.
I just found out that it is better to register in US if not in Korea
so, I will do that before I leave.
That solves the #3 Q.
Now, you question.
Even though Seoul could be reached thru the Han river that flow across the city and exits to Yellow sea between China
The final exit part of the river is now a border between North and South Korea, and you cannot sail there!
And the river has under neath the surface dam built so that North Korean spies cannot infiltrate under water
to the capital city any more.^^
Of course so the boat cannot sail into Seoul now.
Now they are constructing a canal between Seoul and Incheon (port city in Yeelow sea), but I do not have much details.
I used to put my boat in Busan, the biggest port city in Korea in southern coast.
But, it requires me to spend 3hr train plus some for bus/taxi in between.
I think I will put my boat in a small yachting cummunity close to Incheon, about an hour drive from Seoul, where I will be buying a marina (small) berth or anchor mooring
when I go back.
I will ask further questions as my plans mature.
So far, I am trying to concentrate to the details upto Panam canal rathern than anything farther.