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Glad to help. Let us know how you make out with the DS16.
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Im purchasing a friends 26 ft sloop (for very cheap). It needs tons of work, a project for sure. Not only would I like to be able to take it up and down the east coast but perhaps even farther. Unfortunately the ship is designed for day/close coastal sailing. What are some good places to start for improving sea worthyness, should I add weight to the keel (swing keel), put in toe rails? High deck rail? second life line? brighter port/starboard lights? what about reinforcing and waterproofing (it has a pop top to the cabin right now). I was thinking of either creating a water tight seal for it in down position, or removing it and creating a permanent arched roof... what is important?
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You really should be starting your own thread, rather than hijacking this one. I'd also recommend you read the post in my signature.

It would help a lot if you said what kind of sloop it was (make/model).

Most of the modifications you've suggested aren't going to help seaworthiness much. The pop top is a serious weakness in a boat that you want to use out of sheltered waters.
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mykengel,

No, not insane, but a little crazy

I once met a fellow who paddled a kayak from Gardner Montana (on the Yellowstone River) down the Missouri to the mouth of the Mississippi. Several years ago, a couple of guys sailed a Hobie 18 from Ft Lauderdale to my hometown in Fredericksburg VA.
Anything is possible.

I'm not familiar with your boat, but at 16' your storage will be limited. You might want to look at products like these, as backups

MOUNTAIN HOUSE: Marine Cuisine Items ( dehydrated freeze dried foods, lightweight, compact and taste pretty good after being "out" a couple of days)

Jetboil Products (a miniscule blow torch that is hang-able)


Katadyn Vario Microfiltration System (fresh water only, to supplement your water supply




Anyway, sounds like a grand adventure!! Good luck to you
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Go for it and beware of the traffic on those rivers and the ICW. With a small boat like that you can hug the beach and be out of reach.
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You may not be insane, but others will say you are behind your back anyways. Like some ones signature saying goes, You will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than the things you did. Bon Voyage.
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Read Tristen Jones his writings will inspire you!
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mykengal,

As has already been stated, many people are more inclined to think you're nuts before you leave but hail you a hero upon your return. Personally I don't put too much stock in what people who never do anything and just go along with the status quo have to say about anything. So no... I would not say you are insane at all. As you will see if you do some poking around about microcruising, what you propose is entirely possible to do. You just have some research and preparation ahead of you is all. By soliciting advice on a forum such as this I would say you are on the right track. Now if you were to say that you just bought your 16 footer and that a daysail one time ten years ago with a friend was the bulk of your experience but that you intended to head out in the next few weeks... then I still wouldn't call you insane. Just stupid. Since this is not the case, I wish you the best of luck. Keep us posted on your progress as you prepare and have questions.

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Simple answer is yes, you are crazy. As others have said, it can be done. But you would fit the crazy defnition to sail a 16 footer that distance on those waters. The rivers and oceans are worst than nasty at times and you will be putting your life in significant danger in a 16 footer.
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