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post #2 of Old 10-21-2011
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a ~30 mile ocean passage on virtually open Pacific on a 17 foot trailer sailor....*ooph* not my idea of fun. Especially with a background in lake sailing where there are no ocean swells and surf. I guess some M17s have made impressive passages, but they've been significantly upgraded. Good little boat, but doubt its designed to handle the open ocean like a hardier vessel.

I'm sure its been done by many a yachtsman, hell I've seen videos on YouTube of people making hte passage from Miami to Bimini on jet-skis. But please, if you do this trip, have a means of bailing your boat (strong bilge pumps), lots of ocean worthy pfds, a EPIRB or PLB at a minimum, a well running tuned outboard engine, and file a float plan with friends and family. Also, most importantly, please choose a good weather window.

S/V Jendai
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