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Just because others have done it... doesn't necessarily mean it is a good idea. A 20' sailboat is awfully small...and a Cal 20 is awfully lightly built for a trans-oceanic crossing. In the 20' range, you might look at Pacific Seacraft Flickas, which are probably a lot more suitable.
Also, it would depend a lot on your experience... if you're very experienced, you might be able to make that voyage on a SeaSprite 22 or something similar... but you'd really have to know the boat, keep a good eye on the weather and be prepared to take your lumps when you get out there.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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