Originally Posted by lawdawg
...) I guess a crossing has just been something we have both wanted to accomplish on our bucket list so to speak. ..
That's a great ambition. You'll probably come back in a few years after having crossed a couple times in your I.P., and give the rest of us an "education."
For my money, a newer I.P. 35 would be more desirable than an older I.P. 38. Assuming proper equipment and maintenance, I wouldn't hesitate to cross in a boat like that. Whereas, I'd want a much larger Sabre before I felt reasonably comfortable.