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post #1 of Old 07-07-2012 Thread Starter
Jimmy-D
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Can I Take It Into The Ocean?

I just started sailing a few months ago. While I'm not ready to do any coastal cruising just yet, I would like to buy a boat that has the capability to do some offshore cruising. I was considering a Hunter 25. However, I was advised against it as the boat only had an 8 hp inboard diesel. Everyone who I asked said this engine was to small to take into the ocean. Are their any general
guidelines for assessing whether or not a boat and or engine is capable of coastal cruising?
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