Umm.. why would you sail a Georgian 23 if you have a 32' sailboat available to you... JJ Taylor made some very rugged boats, including the Contessa 26...
Also, how much experience do you have??? As pointed out, the west coast of the Americas can be a very nasty place to be sailing—lee shore, few good harbors, etc. The point about whether you're rounding the Horn or transiting the canal is also a good one—as they're very different things to do, and you need to prep the boat differently for them.
For instance, fitting a pilot and four line handlers on a 23' boat to make a canal transit might be a bit difficult.
I'm curious as to other peoples opinions,
I am planning on sailing my georgian 23 from vancouver island to south america and beyond. I am aware that this is a small boat, but it has been super seaworthy thus far, the small inboard is very reliable, the accomodations though a little small are comfortable and well layed out, and I have the same space inside as a catalina 27.
I'm just wondering if theres anything someone more experienced may think I've missed..
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