Re: Cal 31
Our 1979 Cal 31', Seasters recently was:
*Rated by surveyor a few months ago as an offshore racer.
*Coast guardsman said a couple of weeks ago that these and other Cals cross the ocean regularly.
I feel very comfortable and safe in up to 20 knots. Would reef at or about that. But in the open, blue water ocean, my preference would be a full keel like a Shannon, Contessa, Pacific Seacraft or something heavy duty.
Sure, with proper equipment and experience, a trip from So Cal to Hawaii would be feasible, even a "milk run", I've been told. With some work, like new sails, this boat would almost be ready. But, I would question whether or not I would be up to the challenge.