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One hidden pitfall is that as a US flagged vessel you need the full coastguard registration, state registration is NOT always acceptable.
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One hidden pitfall is that as a US flagged vessel you need the full coastguard registration, state registration is NOT always acceptable.
Not to nit pick, but for Internet search purposes you'll need US Coast Guard documentation, not registration. If you have the fortitude, you can navigate the paperwork on your own or, if not, there are plenty of services who will do it for you for a fee. If you take out a loan to buy a boat, documentation will more than likely be required.

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I am new here and new to sailing. Our goal is to sail to the Caribbean and cruise. We plan on living aboard most of the year and island hop. I would love to hear from serious cruisers on what we really need to know before we start out. And what we need to do prior to starting out. I am not even sure of the rules if there are any traveling international waters as a non-commercial sailboat. I've done some research already but the best knowledge always comes from those who are or who have done what one is considering doing. Direct me to sites and books. Reading is always a great way to learn.

And in advance thanks to anyone who takes the time to answer.

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First thanks to everyone who took the time to share their perspective. And I did find the wonderful book list. Good thing we are readers. Already have ordered several. Great winter reading. There is much for us to do to prepare outside of the sailing perspective. We own a 40 acre hobby farm so there is much to do. We are not strangers to hard work, planning and the unsuspecting events. Like having to help a doe deliver her kids in the middle of the night in zero degree weather. But everything in its perfect time will be accomplished. And nope it is not going to happen over night, but it will never happen if we don't start somewhere. And we are true beleivers in you do what you can to prepare and then you just have to Do It, before the fear and doubts paralyzes you.

I'd like to hear from those who have or are, living aboard full-time or most of the year. What would you have done differently. What wouldn't you have done and what do you wish you had done. We don't plan on sailing around the world. We will be cruisers for sure.

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