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Originally Posted by RhodesSwiftsure
Believe it or not, how a boat makes it's way around the world depends on it's skipper and/or it's crew. The boat virtually always manages to stay afloat.
Apart from plunging into the southern ocean, almost any vessel currently afloat will get you from one port to the next with reasonable planning. For goodness sakes, people have done both the Atlantic and the Pacific in 6 foot boats (and many of those passages have been done with no supplies).
If you want to try and go against prevailing winds for some kind of crazy record, good luck.
Otherwise, learn how your boat works, provision well, and sail sensibly. In principle, you can go anywhere in a dinghy, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either trying to sell you something or is trying to justify a recent purchase.
Thanks RS...IM vindicated...Always knew my Irwin was a solid offshore world cruiser..now just need one bit of info from you...where can I always sail on a beam reach and avoid any nasty head winds to make sure she dosent bust apart..
Last edited by Stillraining; 07-20-2008 at 01:09 PM.