I should preface this by saying I've sailed alongside and past these boats, but not on one....
I think they are tough little boats, but I'm not sure they were truly meant to be offshore cruisers. Easy to handle, certainly, but motion could be uncomfortable esp in the Gulf Stream, and it wouldn't be a quick trip.
Her shallow draft will advantageous in certain areas, obviously, but not necessarily at sea.
A dash across to the Bahamas? Probably, with the right weather window.... Bermuda I'm not so sure.....
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
Last edited by Faster; 01-03-2008 at 11:11 PM.