The US is a difficult place
In Florida Inspectors went thru the galley and confiscated all spices that were not in store bought bottles
The boat was in Portland Maine preparing to sail to Nova Scotia
The owners nephew , Swiss passport , 20 something college student flew from London to...
On a free stander the mast is forward and the boom is so long that it drags in the water in a seaway
in addition with no standing rigging you feel naked and insecure when working on deck ...with no handholds , tie downs and clip in points
And you simply can’t be a serious sailor without sun...
A free standing mast will tear a big hole in the cabin top when it fails
aft watertight bulkheads are indeed a good idea
bow waterproof crash bulkheads are a good idea
A water proof engine room and battery storage are good ideas
difficult for production boats to deploy good...
A few years ago , Off the coast of Maine , on a Swiss flagged 75 footer , we got stopped and the inspector made us take all the bagged sails out of the forepeak and unpack them on deck
it was a bad day
in general when sailing in US watered with a foreign Flag you will constantly be harassed...