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Re: Make do with wrong boat

Originally Posted by BarryL View Post

Why would a late model Catalina (400, 42, etc.) be the wrong boat? IMHO, your use is exactly what the boat was designed for. You aren't looking to cross oceans. Your use case sounds like coastal cruising to me.

That is what I was hoping to hear. The trip would consist of several open ocean legs and what I wanted to know is what could be done to prepair the boat as well as possible for those passages if the boat wasn't setup from the factory with that in mind.
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