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post #2 of Old 07-21-2003
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Crossing the Atlantic in a C&C 34?

While certainly not experienced in offshore sailing, two weekends ago, I sailed my 34 C&C (single handed) from the tip of long Island to Newport, RI in 6-10 ft seas and the boat handled fantastic. The boat seemed to come alive and averaged ~ 8knts for the run (current assisted).

The C&C 34 is fairly light (10,500 lbs) so I don''t know what that would mean for sea-kindlyness. Putting the comfort of the ride aside, I think if the rigging checks out, the through hulls are solid and you are prudent with reefing, you should be fine. But I will defer to those who have more knowledge than I.
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