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..
Check the weather forecast and be prudent?
You do not have to be Larry Pardey to realize that a boat will do just fine in any ocean on the planet provided you don't jump into something beyond the pale.
There are, of course, differences between boats. But it's people and dispositions that make the difference when the going gets tough, not displacement ratios and the precise chemical formula of the resin under your feet.