Originally Posted by Don C L
Yeah, I could see that... Build the whole thing then take it apart and truck it to where you want to sail. Ancient Egyptians did that, they carried some big boats over the desert in pieces and rebuilt them at the Red Sea. Just be sure it is a well-tested design and sail one
before you go to the trouble of building one to be sure you want that particular design. But where is it you want to go? Around the whole world? Or just the Caribbean
Welcome here BTW!
Don C L,
Where there's a will there is a way aye? I've been researching off and on for 6 years now. I have seen instances where people move complete Cats on tractor trailers, I've seen people move them in three pieces, and I have even entertained the idea of possibly taking the boat down the Ohio
Rivers to the Gulf without a mast
on it. I don't even know if that's doable. I do know that the Mississippi
can be very tricky and there is an inordinate amount of barge and shipping
traffic on it. I'm assuming that it would be much easier to truck it to the coast and finish the boat out in a yard there.
I definitely want to sail one and possibly spend several days aboard before I pick a design. I'm thinking a sailing school
on Lake Erie this summer may be in order, and then maybe a bare boat charter
the summer after.
As far as where we want to go. I picture us starting in the ICW
and making our way to the Caribbean to learn the craft, and then it would be through the canal and on to the Pacific. Thanks for the reply sir!