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Row boats cross the pacific, big boats as well as small are lost. the common denominator is the "crew". Man/or wo, man )) can do as much or as little as they wish given the right equipment, and opportunity. I sailed a 25 jaguar in a f8 and a moody 29 in an 11 (during the bad Fastnet race, mid English channel) both single handed. Not something I enjoyed. I felt concerned as to whether or not the boat would hold up and the noise was terryfying, surprisingly (to me) I coped easily, I would have been happier with crew, possibly, and a bigger long keeled steel boat maybe, but thats just my preference. It is my belief that the vessel is more likely to hold up than the crew and so, as much preparation as you can do both before you sail and cetainly before the bad weather arrives get it done so you are ready (what ever size boat you decide to go in) particlarily as you have your "whole world" with you. I remember Larry Pardeys reply to someone who intimated that he was very brave, brushing this aside he replied(as far as I can remember) I am the opposite I deploy my parachute anchor early, sometimes when its not really needed. I think that says it all. With the use of the right equipment you will achieve your goal! More boat , more cost, more comfort? maybe, certainly more work to both sail and maintain! ( I am certainly no expert and merely an enthusiastic Amateur, I can learn something new every day) Robind
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