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I have just sighned up and look forward to sharing ideas and info with fellow sailors.
Quick question. I have sailed my C+C 29 MII in all kinds of conditions and love it. Unity (boat name) is keeping me safe and dry.
I am interested in anyone who would like to comment on taking her accross the Atlantic. I have started a lot of upgrades and do not plan on crossing for a good 5 years. I do not want to buy another more worthy boat as I really enjoy this boat. I have sailed her in many crazy conditions and found her up for the task, she is a bit of a rough ride though !
This boat is a nice coastal racer/cruiser, with the emphasis on racer. But i consider this boat is a very poor choice for blue water use: light, wide beam, I beleive a flat bottom, properly consrtucted but not robust, very little tankage, very little storage, very little carrying capacity.
Not to say that if you are prudent, you are not likely to survive...people cross the ocean in amazing crafts and usually make it...but there are other boats this size that make a much better base for a small blue water cruiser. You will be fundamentally trying to refit this boat into something neither the designers nor builder intended it to be. You can at best have limited success.
Certified...in several regards...
Last edited by sailingfool; 12-31-2009 at 11:08 AM.