Originally Posted by Chris12345
Well, this is all relative to your need of (perceived) safety.
The boat you have is probably about as seaworthy as the Santa Maria was. Maybe even a bit more.
The one that ran aground?
Internal ballast, leaky wooden construction, nothing close to a flush deck, not much of a keel and nothing like an effectively shaped rudder, no drogue or sea anchor invented yet...
Those guys had cohones man...
and a very high percentage never came back...