Originally Posted by CBinRI
Some would probably argue (and the reviewer was too polite to say) that a 1984 Catalina 36, even if refit well is simply not a bluewater boat. As great a boat as it was, I never would have attempted a 2000 mile open water trip in my own 36 foot coastal cruiser.
I didnt notice in the article whether he said he would have still made the trip if he HAD up-to-date weather fax. Thats a judgement call he didnt have the information to make.
Why doesnt the SSB still receive without a mike? I dont understand the logic of that, although I am sure some engineer somewhere does.