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Slow Small Boat from China?

Hi all.

I've posted a similar query elsewhere on the net, (on cruisersforum) so apologies if you've already seen it.

I'm after some advice on the feasability of sailing a small boat from Hong Kong to Taiwan, where I currently live and work.

I think Hong Kong is the closest source of small used sailboats to Taiwan. Yamaha's seem to be commonest, and I'm thinking in terms of something like a Yamaha 25, though something slightly bigger is a possibility.

I'm interested in opinions/information/advice on both the passage (and its optimum timing) and the boat.

Its been suggested to me that a Yamaha 25 is unsuitable "not only because of its size" but I havn't found anything specifically negative about it.

I initially thought of single-handing, which is impractical, but there is now the possibility of a crew of two.

Any advice (including "forget it") would be of interest.

Regards, Ed Lithgow (newbie)
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