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Re: Crossing the Pacific Ocean with a friend
Most of us who have crossed oceans under sail are a pretty independent lot. We each have our own idea of what boat suits us, how to provision, what rig we prefer and what electronics and communication we need.
When I began this adventure, there just wasn't a lot of choice in what sort of vessel was available and suitable. Today there are as many designs as there are people to buy them. Thankfully, you have the internet and can at least get a lot of information. But it's still going to be your job to figure out what suits your needs, pocket book and comfort.
There are plenty of threads on this and other forums regarding choosing the right boat. I'd start there.
"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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