Now that I own an Irwin 38 MkII Center cockpit I figure I'll re-post to this thread
I figure my Irwin will take me wherever I want to go. If I wind up in the Med some day I'll just laugh at the guys that say they aren't blue water, same as I laugh at all the guys here that say the Gemini isn't blue water.
Since quite a few of those have circumnavigated, and many are in Europe and the south pacific I'll just say actions speak louder than opinions.
We no longer live in the days when weather prediction was a factor of what color the sky is in the morning/night.