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Coastal crusing with occassional passage making :)

Hi all,

Firstly I'm from Nova Scotia and my home port is slightly north east of Halifax. I have a 22 foot Yankee Condor swing keel that I've been refitting for slightly over a year now. She is NOT a day sailer ie think in terms of a 80's Sonic in design.

I'm curious as to how many of you have or are considering doing any long cruising with boats of this size? I hope to finally splash her this year in late April or early May and spend a year or so doing shake down cruises. Eventually we intend to take her south and spend our time cruising the carribean sea.

How she is fitted.

20 gallon water tank on the keel line under the v berth
MSD toilet with 2.5 gallon holding tank with both dock side and seaside pump out
2 burner propane stove
2+ cubic foot ice box
All lighting is now LED
Navigation via Laptop running Linux (Mint) using OpenCPN with ENC's These are offshore charts though
7.5 HP Honda outboard
dual 5 gallon gas tanks in the aft stern locker
dual 150 amp hour batteries for the house bank
180 Watt Kyocera solar panel
Standing rigging has been changed from 1/8'' to 5/32'' with dual nico press fittings per end.

I have tried to outfit her so that she is capable of open water passages of 10 days duration other wise we will be coast jumping. Most of our sailing is expected to be within 30 nm of land.

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