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Re: long distance cruising in a PS 34?

Joshua Slocum's Spray was 36-foot-9-inches long.
About 14 sub-40 footers are presently racing around the world single-handed, nonstop. Check out the Mini Transat 6.50 if you want to see even smaller boats crossing the Atlantic.
You don't need a 40 plus footer to cross oceans any more than you need a huge SUV to commute to work. In both cases, it is the person making the decisions that will make or break any trip.
The size of the boat, however, directly affects the comfort of those aboard. Some of us prefer the home-like comforts of a larger boat and others are perfectly happy to camp out, living in a cramped, tiny space.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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