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Boston to Bermuda singlehanded in an O'Day 34. Crazy??
I bought my O'Day 34 last year to use as a liveaboard and hopefully more. So far she's been everything I've hoped for. I took one direct shot trip Boston to Acadia (2 overnights at sea) with 2 crew last season with no problems.
I'm contemplating purchasing a Monitor windvane and heading to Bermuda in June to watch the Marion to Bermuda race come in. I don't think I'll be likely to convince any crew to come with me as I'm pretty inexperienced offshore, plus the singlehand experience appeals to me.
My question is... would I be stupid to try this? The boat is in pretty good shape, and I'll go over her thoroughly before leaving, but I can't afford to do any major overhauls (not that I know of any needed).
I'm young and in pretty good shape, so hopefully I wouldn't be the weak link.
Opinions? Encouragement? Cautions? Anyone done this sort of thing in an O'day 34/35 that can comment?
Thank you all!