SailNet Community - View Single Post - O'Day 22 Coastal Cruise?
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 04-03-2013
Maine Dub
34crealock's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 215
Thanks: 27
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Wink Re: O'Day 22 Coastal Cruise?

I think your boat can most likely handle more weather than you would be comfortable in. Get good weather forecasts and have some harbors planned along the way in case things go sour. Avoid sailing when there are small craft advisories. I used to pop around the coast of Maine in a Santana 21 many years ago and had great fun. I broke the rudder in 3 foot waves and 25 knot winds on Sebago Lake, and had to motor back with the outboard. Had I been offshore in a real blow that would have sucked big time. Read, talk with sailors,sail with experienced sailors, walk before you run, and enjoy the ride.
34crealock is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome