Hello. I'm Capt. Chuck and I have lots of questions but so far hard to get good
answers, hope I can get some here, thanks.
I have a 60' 1967 wood x-commercial fishing
vessel 70' overall. I am redoing for full time liveaboard
. I have been a Capt. since 1985 I have been in all waters Aleutian Islands, Alaska
to Ensenada, Mexico
and all states and cities on coast in between.
I kept my smaller vessel 32' Grand Banks
in Channel Islands, Calif. Now I am in Mississippi
and leaving soon July 1st - 10th? Trying to get rid of the grand banks
a very good boat I could tow it behind me, but might be more trouble then it is worth?
1st I guess then Belize
, or? I want to totally remodel this vessel. There is tons of room and so much wasted space. I built a temp room on upper deck
to live while lower deck
gets remodeled. I can still do a lot of work but not as much endurance as I used to have and now 71.
Where can I go for complete remodel to do this? I need good wood craftsmen and lower price
then in U.S. I'm seeking lots of info, where do I take the vessel? Belize
, Rio Dulce Guatemala
Naval Shipyard, Nicaragua
, Costa Rica
to have the work done. I know it may take 1-3 months and I am just about ready to get out of here and hope to not run into any Hurricanes. Any good advice or recommendations will be GREATLY APPRECIATED, thanks.
, will my laptop
find some connections along the way for reception
or do should I invest in Satellite
? I really can't afford the Sat stuff, but? Ok folks, I have been in a lot of waters, but no Southern Waters much below Florida
. So looking forward to many new experiences. I now a little Spanish, but will be learning
a lot more. I would like to know a couple things if possible and 1st. Do I get insurance
for those areas here in U.S. Before leaving or get them down there somewhere? If I plan on living in Central America
forever? Do I register my vessel (now U.S.C.G documented) and home ported in Channel Islands, even though the vessel has never been there. I tried my old insurance
co progressive but they don't insure 50' or over? So for any help. Thanks, Muchas gracias. . .