have you folks ever looked at the stevenson's projects "the weekender", or "the vacationer" homebuilts? they remind me alot of what this thread is all about. i have a W.D. Schock Santana 525, which at 24.5 feet it feel it is a mini cruiser. i am considering getting her little brother the Santana 20. so now, with these neat little cruisers, where would you take one of these? the bahamas? the carribean? i have always said, water is water. any boat can go anywhere as long as you sail her within the environmental envelope of conditions she was built for.
who has taken their little boat where?
It is true. Look at Serge Testa
's Acroch Australis, Sven Irvind
's boats and his incredible trawels, Evgeny Gvozdew
's circumnavigation. But i think they made these big trips with very small boats o for establish the record o because of lack of money and great desire of travel the sea. It is not for everybody.