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Re: Hello! Newcomer here looking for advice!
Many ocean passages are safely made with well found boats under 40 feet.. IMO there's little reason to go to 50+ unless you need a lot of space. The on-going costs of maintaining a 38 footer would probably be half that of a 50 footer.
Short handed, unless you get into more complex equipment, smaller has to be better to a point.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)