I like this thread!
I was thinking about the possibility of sailing with a bird in the future. I've never been sailing before, but my family
had a White Cockatoo when I was a child for about 8 years until something swiped her for dinner one night when her cage was outside at our home. I have to admit, cockatoos are some of the noisiest creatures you will ever hear, but nothing compares to the joy of watching their antics. They eat almost anything, so while bird food
is the best thing to feed them, they certainly won't starve should you run out. I've read a little about customs
and sailing with a bird, but I think it might be worth it for me. (As far as poo issues, our bird was actually trained to go to the bathroom on command when she needed to, so after a year or two, we never had an issue with her again. Furniture, occasionally, but never on us.)
If you have never witnessed the hilarity that ensues from owning one of these birds, try to find some videos on youtube or just google
it. You truly MUST see for yourself.