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post #39 of Old 05-09-2012
Mark S.
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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.
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