Skiprjohn; thanks for the book suggestion. We just got a copy of Chapman Piloting for study and Charlies Charts
North to Alaska
to keep the dream alive.
My friend might be a bit nuts sounding but he is also a realist. We have talked a lot since and he knows not to scare the wife and safety
first. He told me the first lesson will be to reef early and know where safe anchorages
are at all times if the weather
is uncertain. I also agree with his suggesting knowing how to right a boat. It might sound nuts but if you need to do so, that's not the time to learn. From his description it isn't to tough depending on the boat. He offered to go out on his boat for a lot of it.
Boracay; space isn't really a concern. I own 2 lots and right now only one has buildings. We are checking into putting up a 32x50 garage/shop on our second lot. If that doesn't work out we will buy a commercial
building in town. I would never consider towing anything with an improper vehicle. A Dodge 1 ton 4x4 diesel
megacab dually would be my truck of choice. Couple that to a low slung fifth wheel
trailer and towing becomes a comfort.
Right now, I am getting everything together to build a pram. I have made my choice of design and should be ready to get started in a couple of weeks. Pram first because if we get something with 6 feet of draft
, it's a long way to shore.