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Re: long distance cruising in a PS 34?

Originally Posted by jephotog View Post
The standards have changed since 1895.
But have they really? Aren't most of us sailing the boats we can afford? I've not seen a lot of 1%ers sailing PSC 34's or poor folks sailing 66' Oysters.
Joshua Slocum probably couldn't have afforded a bigger boat, and as it was if memory serves, he rebuilt it stem to stern. Not only he was the first solo circumnavigator, he probably did it on the first project boat, too. lol.

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