Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
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These are solid boats, many of them have done extensive offshore voyaging. Roomy, center cockpit with a large engine "room", good livability and reasonable performance.
We attended a seminar last year put on by a fellow from West Van that sailed his 1330 from Vancouver - Mexico - Chile (wintered down there) then sailed the Patagonian coast, including a daytrip around Cape Horn. They then meandered back up the Chilean coast before sailing home via the Marquesas, Hawaii, Alaska, the Charlottes and the inside passage.
For the most part there was just the two of them, with occasional guest crew. The skipper was a retired airline captain, and obviously a very competent man at all he did. (and a fine photographer to boot!)
If you want his name, PM me. He may well be willing to chat.