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Re: Albin Vega or Pearson Triton 28?
Once you're in the Eastern Caribbean just about any well found boat will do... easy daysails between islands, mostly reaching.
Getting there from Florida is the kicker.. pretty much 1000 nm to weather can be quite the bash. That's where you need a boat with toughness, for the so-called 'thorny path'. But certainly there are plenty of 'tough old boats' to choose from. Whichever, it's going to be about survey, upgrades/refits, and tough enough (compatible) crew as well...
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