Hi need some help
We will be departing on October from Galveston to Puerto Montt Chile by way of Panama Canal. Should be 5,000 nautical miles and 30 days, maybe? on a 76 foot Fairmile trawler twin screw
I would appriciate all the help I can get in getting the boat ready, by this I mean not forgetting anything, if some one has a blue water checklist would be of greate help.
Planing to stop at Cozumel, Panama and Galapagos, any sugestions of must see places.
Recommended food and supplys, must have items that have worked for you to that no one tells you about, until it i to late, learning by good old experience is what I am trying to prevent on this trip, there will be plenty, I know.
I have been a pilot most of my life and had many small boats up to 50 feet but stayed close to shore, no high seas, I am new at this blue water boating experience even though have gone arround the world as crew in a four mast schooner does not mean I know what a yacht is all about or crusing the high seas would be like in a small power boat or yacht.
Books or information reference that could help would be greate
Looking forward to new friends and all the help I can get.
Thanks again for all the help and advice you can give me.