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Re: long distance cruising in a PS 34?

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The PSC34 does not have a full keel. It has a fin keel.

I know of quite a few that have recently sailed from North America to the South Pacific (or Hawaii).
Thanks for the clarification. I have always had an affinity for Crealock's designs. Although my taste has migrated towards fast cruisers, for most of my life I always thought my ultimate boat would be a PSC37.

Your comment led to re-examine my favorite boats and they all have a similar keel than the Crealock.

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To address the original poster, Lisken (PSC34) has completed a transatlantic - last year I believe. She is now somewhere in the Sweden/Norway area. Sailed from Newfoundland to Ireland if I remember correctly.
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To address the original poster, Lisken (PSC34) has completed a transatlantic - last year I believe. She is now somewhere in the Sweden/Norway area. Sailed from Newfoundland to Ireland if I remember correctly.
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https://sailingthelisken.wordpress.com/
I will check it out, thanks!
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Re: long distance cruising in a PS 34?

Checking out "Voyages of Swan" is a great idea and a good resource. Reading through it years ago was instrumental in my decision to buy the PSC 34.
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To address the original poster, Lisken (PSC34) has completed a transatlantic - last year I believe. She is now somewhere in the Sweden/Norway area. Sailed from Newfoundland to Ireland if I remember correctly.
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https://sailingthelisken.wordpress.com/
I watched the Lisken videos. It was really cool seeing a boat like mine making that journey. I am wondering how their boom snapped in half though...
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Re: long distance cruising in a PS 34?

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They accidentally gybed in strong wind. Here is the excerpt.

"We are slower than yesterday. Running fast with main up didn’t work so well. Lesson Learned…Don’t run down wind with too much main sail! Especially if there are big waves causing yawing. You might jibe on a yaw causing the boom to crash across….Dumb Dumb Dumb but sometimes you have to learn the hard way.

What happened? The boom broke in half just behind the main sheet pulleys!!!! On this boat the traveler is in front of the companionway hatch. So half the length of the boom is Aft of the pulleys. The clew of the main sail is pulled from the end of the boom even with one or two reefs. I had no idea that I could snap the boom in half. It was blowing 30 knots with 2 reefs when it happened. Anyway that’s why we have no main sail up and are going a little slower."

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