Re: Make do with wrong boat
David, The C400 and C42s are a very common sight on the west coast of Mexico and I’ve seen them with hailing ports from all the way up to Washington and Canada. I personally know two C400’s that have raced to Hawaii and both were pretty “stock” in the rig department. One did have an SSB installed and the other used a Sat Phone. Tankage and such were stock. If you consider having an A-kite or whisker pole a big modification, then they were modified. I also personally know a C42 that did the Hawaii race (that one was modified with water maker, genset and carried multiple symmetric kites). Another friend sailed his C42 to Australia and he had the “standard” cruising mods like water maker and self steering apparatus. From a basic boat standpoint, both are ready for your cruise straight out of the box. The add-ons are at your discretion.
2000 Catalina 34 MkII