posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 07:33 PM
I alread live ona 48' sea-going trawler yacht. It would cross the atlantic without a problem, and can operate independently for a long time due to
generator, watermaker, hug fuel and freshwater tanks, etc.
let me address some ofyour cons.
A) The place where I am moored doesn't show up on charts, a real backwater. They do exist, but you've got a job to find them. There are plenty of
methods of hiding stuff from he coast guard as long as you haven't got what they're expecting to find.
B) No more so than in a house, in fact less so, I escaped a storm surge recently be anchoring up out at sea while it came in.
C) All depends on your point of view. I can slip in and out of the country without immigration checks, as AIS identifies CG vessels, Navy and Police,
making them easier to avoid. With a small boat aswell, few places of any use are out of reach.
D) It's fairly easy to rig up a power take-off from the engines to run a high pressure pump for a napalm flamethrower. Or those aural deterrent
devices are available now.
E) I can burn diesel or vegetable oil. The boat doesn't use a huge amount either, something like 4 gallons per hour at cruising revs.
F) As I mentioned, a generator supplies 240v or 110v, plus the main engines produce 12v and 24v power. Solar panels and a wind generator can keep a
starting battery powered up.
G) I have a forward looking sonar on board that looks 350 metres ahead and 150 metres down. This spots anything below the water, and a powerful radar
finds everything on or above he water. AIS reads the signals that all commercial and many private vessels send out identifying them and giving course,
speed, rate of turn, etc.
H) Lol. There are so many lockers on board that I keep finding new ones after a year and a half.
I) You got me there. They haven't built the boat or ship that is immune to rogue waves, but they do tend to occur in certain areas more than others,
and even then are exceedingly rare.
In short, I'm all for the idea, but find out what's what before buying anything.