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post #4 of Old 09-12-2012
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Re: Coastal Sailor Wanted

Don't know what you experience is but outside the summer season that is some dangerous water. I am bringing a 35ft boat from Portugal to Vancouver Island this winter and decided against the west coast trip on safety grounds. It's headwinds all the way, you finish up tacking half way to Hawaii and after Oct can experience prolonged hurricane force winds with 100ft seas. Whichever way you do it it's not 'coastal' it's going to be a couple of weeks at sea or more than a month of 2/3 day hops. My advice is, get a truck or spend the winter enjoying the warm southern sailing and do it next summer.
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