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Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
Looking up that area on a map, looks like the Sraight of Juan e Fuca, or going around Vancouver island near me. A Catilina 27 or two have done the VI trip! Granted in the summer when the winds/weather is a bit nicer. Even my 29' Jeanneau would do that. Being as it was designed to sail in the Bay of Biscay.

Reality is, lots of boats will work, but if going for worst case, then any of the boats SD mentioned. Plus, I feel there are many more that in most cases, a good skipper etc, will do ok also. As you should hopefully know if a hurricane or equal is coming up the coast, so you can stay out of those situations. It would be the quick moving squall you have to deal with, and any boat will get knocked down, or run into trouble in those situations.

yea I dont think I would want bigger than 30 or smaller than 28 I have decided on that definalty unless someone comes along and gives ya a 34 ft hull of course which is quite possible 34 C&C not a full keel but I might just pick it up for the cost of moving her and new sails etc never know in this economy
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A lot of the four-stroke outboards have a small alternator on them. Not as ideal for charging the batteries, since you can't put an 85 amp alternator on them, but might be enough if your' electrical needs are modest enough and you supplement them with wind/water generators and solar panels.
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ok lets move on to motors gas/deisal inboards/4 stroke/2 stroke/outboards

lets face it the deisal inboard is no doubt the way to go but on the other hand 4 stroke outboards are wonderfully dependable is there a way around the recharging of batterys using the 15hp outboard? 4 stroke outboards to me are just indestrucable wonder if they make one with a good charging system?? hmmm probly wont be a need for an outboard other than spare/emergancy but I dont think I would leave the harbor without these things radar/gps/spare motor/raft and/or dingy


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If you plan on being out in open water, I would not consider an outboard. If you have to motor in bad weather, the outboard prop is likely to come out of the water and not work well. Additionally, you can't easily carry fuel, charging won't work well, etc.

An inboard, either diesel or gas, is a much better choice.

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