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Cruising San Juan 34

My wife and I recently (March 2008) a San Juan 34. My question is what does everyone think of this boat for world cruising.
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The SJ 34, originally produced in BC as the Crown 34 (and a forerunner to the Sceptre 36) is a pretty typical IOR influenced 70s/80s cruiser/racer. Large foretriangle, skinny mains do not make for the most well behaved downwind performers esp in a breeze.

Though fine as coastal cruisers, especially with some amenities added over the course of time, I don't think they'd be high on the list of ultimate ocean-going boats. That's not to say it can't be done, or hasn't been done.

We own a similar sized/vintage boat of average or better build quality, and if contemplating offshore work don't think we'd stick with this one.
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