Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.
Thanks! Already alot of great information!
To clarify two points, my boat has a spade rudder, not a transom mounted rudder, only the outboard is mounted there.
By amuse me, I mean, when I am daydreaming on my boat this summer, give me info like you are doing, because you never know, and to me, half the fun is the dreaming and planning part of the trip. Heck, like you said, crossing an ocean is hard, I may very well have more fun thinking about than actually doing it!
I also don't believe that most people that make the attempt, die. Otherwise, there just wouldn't be an boat in Tahiti, they're not made there, they had to get there somehow, and if half the people that tried died well....