Originally Posted by Maine Sail
Almost any boat can be "offshore" capable. It is more often the sailors who are not..
Heck my buddy Bruce sailed around the world twice, ....
Many "salty" types will tell you it can't be done, but has been, even on an Irwin. Bruce also kept way more sail up than most would consider prudent for the conditions yet he and the boat survived just fine, twice...
Blue water? This boat has more blue water miles than most "blue water" built boats" do..
Look, I'm not a multi-millionair, or even close. I'll have about 40k into my boat (total) by the time I'm thru. I think that's not too bad, for going thru everything. I know every square inch of my boat because I did it myself...except for the shrouds, I'm not going up the mast....injuries from work make that too risky for me.
The good news is I spent over 2 years when I was younger, working on oil supply boats, so I've got good experience in 25' seas.....not that I'd want to see that in this boat.