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Old 11-13-2007
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Here's the story of someone who attempted to sail to Hawaii in a Catalina 36 http://equipped.com/0698rescue.htm . This thread has been worked over several times on Sailnet before...but just the same...Although the immediate reason for abandoning the attempt was the sickness of a crew, its pretty apparent that two days of moderate offshore use had reduced the boat to a shambles. Assuming the steering had been upgraded and not failed, its apparent that at best the crew might have arrived in Hawaii in a totally misereable state - the issue to me is, while you should live through such a trip in such a boat, you have to be pretty dumb to take such on.
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