CS30 for Solo Nonstop Circumnavigation via Cape Horn?
I've already asked this on the owners list and got some pretty good responses but thought I'd also put the question here and see what happens.
I have a CS30 which I recently bought with the intention of sailing Lake Ontario.
Now I'm looking at it and wondering...with considerable upgrading can it be used for a solo circumnavigation? 300+ days nonstop, singlehanded, avoiding Panama and Suez, via the Southern Ocean, rounding Capes Horn and Good Hope? What are your thoughts? Do you know of any specific weaknesses?
Someone shared a story where the hull/deck joint separated and the mast pumped in heavy weather. Others thought the hull shape and fin keel may not be ideal. That's the kind of useful info I'd be interested in.
Also, bearing in mind that my search range would be limited to the great lakes area and budget would be $50k CAD, which boat would you vote as a more likely candidate?