cape dory 30
RE: Cape Dory 30
I sold Cape Dory Yachts. All Cape Dory Boats are pretty darn sea worthy. I would consult with a qualified Marine Surveyor.
One boat may be more so than another. As far as the Catalina 30 goes. It too is a very seaworthy vessel.
When you think about it, many boats that one would probably not take across a lake let alone an ocean have accomplished marvelous feats not necessarily because of the boat, but because of the crew. Catalina Yachts are rated very high for blue water cruising.
Make sure you check your weather at all times and make sure you a properly suited to make such a journey in terms of equipment, solid solutions for "what if" situations and so forth.
I do understand that you probaly want a full keel boat. That does make sense. But at the same time, it does not make the Catalina 30 or another fin keel (I do not own one but sold them as well) less "sea worthy" vessels.
What every you choice, make sure you find a good Surveyor.
All the best,