There is nothing like getting help from someone who knows what they are doing and has solved a similar problem. These links are to some of the sites I have discovered with lists of research and "how to". You probably don't need the info now but you would be wise to start bookmarking links that can help you solve problems when you get your boat.
Sailing and Cruising Reference Sites - each of these sites contain extensive information and links
- Attainable Adventure Cruising - The off shore voyaging reference site
- Sailboat Fanatic - the information resource for cruising sailors
- Mike at ZeroToCrusing.com - Check his Research page
- The Mother Of All Maritime Links - This site is huge
- Directory of Boating, Marine and Watersports Web Sites
- Sail Far Live Free - treasure chest of sailing inspiration.
- Mark Rosenstein's Sailing Page
- Guide to Sailing and Cruising Stories
- Cruising Resources
- Long Passages
- Sailing Anarchy - Boating news and information
- All Things Boat