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Re: Sailing, safety, & size
Originally Posted by barefootnavigator
Paulo, I respect your opinion but I firmly disagree, bigger is not always better or safer. You can run a thousand computer models but you will never be able to simulate real time cruising on a computer. In some cases a larger boat may be more comfortable and may be safer and in many it wont. This is fun to chat about but also pointless as there are millions of variables than have nothing to do with sea state when it comes to being safe at sea.
Ok, go circumnavigate or have a cruise on high latitudes on your 22ft boat, but please don't try to convince others that a 22ft boat (any) is as safe doing that then a properly prepared and suited 44 or 45ft. That can be dangerous. I find this discussion quite odd
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