Originally Posted by boatpoker
I know two fella's with Shark 24's who single handed (side by side) from Ontario to Portugal to Cuba and home... very handy boys (in their 70's) and very experienced.
For those boys to have made the trip in a CS30, well, they would have considered it a luxury cruise.
The OP says he is an experienced sailor, so giving him the benefit of the doubt and supposing he has closely looked at both boats and understands the compromises ..... The CS30 is one of the best built production boats ever !
To me the OP's question begs a serious discussion, he might as well included an Optimist in the list, the two selections clearly indicate randomness.
As to the CS30, which would be a personal favorite as a premium coastal cruiser, it fits poorly as a bluewater cruiser. Just because the CS36 and maybe a few other CSes make a decent bluewater boat, does not mean anything CS does... Better to review an old thread then to redo it...CS30 for Solo Nonstop Circumnavigation via Cape Horn?