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post #11 of Old 10-01-2007
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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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