It struck me that I need not be worried about the overall strength of Blu Emu. As for most boats in rough conditions, the human breaks before the boat does – emotionally, mentally or physically. And I reckon she can prove that to me!
We are now registered and MMSI’ed (hmm, I may need to register that verb!). What does that mean?!
Your registration with your country is an important part of ownership AND insurance. You need to be correctly registered. Registration of a vessel is either through a legal entity like a company, or in the names of one or more individuals. They both have some advantages and disadvantages. After some research, we chose to register personally.
Let’s move the boat!
We are left in the position of being new owners of a boat that is, depending on your east-west leaning, either 14 or 8 timezones away. Another way of putting it is that she is 9600nm away from Australia via the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean, or 11,900nm via the Atlantic, Suez and Indian oceans. That’s too many zero’s!