ok, so after repeatedly almost selling my boat, I''ve given up, and realized I''ve just got to love her and learn from her, and use her for what I can safley, and wait to do the other things.
She''s 19 feet on deck, and 16 at the waterline. 800 lbs in the keel, and a wee bit tender with the 150 up, but does ok in most stuff (never had her over about 18 knots, but she was doing fine.) With the 100 on she''s bairly phased by anything.
I''m hauling her, checking all throuhhulls, painting, restepping the mast due to corrosion, and making sure everything is in tip top shape.
Now, I know people have circumnavigated in inner tubes and crossed the atlantic bare backing a rubber duckie, so my question is not if, but if it can prudently be done.
Los Angeles to Cabo, up the sea of cortez, and then trailer her back to San Diego.
2 people. Figguring 3 months for the trip, with a 1 month margin of error (budgeting for 4 months) with room for stopping for days at a time in any town that catches our fancy, and still have time to make it ok on more sail and less motor.
Do you guys think it can be done safley? tips? advise?
Or should I just wait until I can afford a "real" boat before venturing outside of American waters?