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post #2 of Old 07-25-2012
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Re: Cruising in a Hunter?

big difference in "cruising in a hunter" and doing will not be a cruise, it will try you in ways you can not imagine.

you will need a qualified crew for the offshore portions, or take your chances on being run down.

The boat needs to be really well found, the pacific is not the place to discover that your pumps are erratic, or that hatches need resealing. Cold is a chore, wet is a chore....cold and wet is hell.

The boat will need to be qualified as ocean ready...rigging, mast, hull, spares, tankage, windows, etc, etc, - seaworthy??

Safety gear, and your willingness to get it done. Your insurance company may have the final say, if you owe money on the boat

Solo? Not the trip I would want to do as a first one, but then you can always run to shore...

All the best

Last edited by kd3pc; 07-25-2012 at 04:25 PM.
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