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Re: Sailing, safety, & size
Originally Posted by barefootnavigator
"Just for fun, consider some of the improbable boats that have safely made it around: Lapworth 24, Lyle Hess 24, 25-ft wood Folkboat, Vertue 25, Contessa 26, Heavenly Twins 26 cat, Albin Vega 27, Cal 2-27, Nor"sea 27, Southern Cross 28, H-28, Westsail 28, Piver 28 tri, Ericson 29, Cascade 29, Odyssey 30, Golden Gate 30, Rawson 30, Channel Cutter 30, And I know for a fact that some of these boats on this list were purchased and equipped for less than $10,000. As has often been said, money or size has never been the main obstacle to anyone doing a circumnavigation. These aren't simple ocean crossings they are full circumnavigations" Quoted
Sure, do you know that a guy had circumnavigated non stop on a 22ft mini class racer? and that a guy had crossed the Atlantic on a small beach open cat? What has all that to do with a bigger or smaller security margin?
That is the kind of thought that is dangerous like: If a guy crossed the Atlantic on a beach cat, than it is as safe to do so and on a beach cat as on a 50ft cruising cat. Size does not matter in what regards seaworthiness and safety
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Last edited by PCP; 11-02-2013 at 04:06 PM.