You can take a 29.9 anywhere and in any weather you are dumb enough to sail. We've owned Paloma since she was almost new and sail offshore most of the time. We have sailed her all over the Gulf of Mexico, including the 600+ mile trip Isla Mujeres several times and the Galveston to Vera Cruz race three times. Twice, over the years, we have been caught in Force 10 storms, the most recent was in March of '08 - according to Coast Guard New Orleans, and confirmed by Coast Guard South Padre, the winds were 50-60, gusting higher and seas were 28-30 feet in the area were were in - we ran before the storm for some 36 hours before it finally abated - we worried for ourselves, but not for Paloma.
John, s/v Paloma, B29.9 #141
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Last edited by johnshasteen; 09-08-2011 at 10:41 PM.