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I will sail my 22' boat from Minneapolis to Los Angeles and join you, we can buddy boat across.
 

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Mate, see my first reply. Even for a freaking weekend at anchor 22' is probably too small for two teenagers and their parents. Then you have questions of seaworthiness. Now I know that John Guzzwell sailed the 22' Trekka around the world but he was solo and the boat was purpose built. There are only two possible outcomes you will achieve by stuffing four people into a 22'er . One is murder/suicide and the other is drowning.

Now ... have butchers at a map. In a 22'er you could maybe, just maybe do 120nms per day. Now draw an arc showing all possible destinations 120nms from LA. Get back to me in due course with all the places you intend stopping at.

btw .... why South Korea ?
 

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Hahaha...
, If I do take lot of stops on the way and take about 6 month or more, could it be possible?
(Stopping every 4~5 days or so)

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What stops? Have a look at a map and us where you could stop.

Its not rocket science to open an Atlas and draw a line. There aint nothin out there except Hawaii.
The trip over the top via the Aleutians is up wind in the Screaming 50's and then you hit Russias Siberian coast.

Have you looked at a map????

Go watch that TV show about crab fishermen in Alaska and then imagine not having thier 100 foot boats but some flimsy sail boat 1/5th of the size. And sail INTO all those storms not away from them.
 

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Hahaha...
Thanks you all for delightful feedbacks.
I knew it was absurd question but asked away anyway hoping there would be a way.
I am in a process of buying 22´ sail boat and wondered if it could be possible.

For the sake of argument, If I do take lot of stops on the way and take about 6 month or more, could it be possible?
(Stopping every 4~5 days or so)

If it is, what would be a possible rout?
So sorry for dumb question but can't help my self dreaming.

Again, sorry for my ignorance.
Thanks.
Have you actually looked at a map of the Pacific? Where do you plan to stop every 4-5 days?
like I said...spend a week on a 22 footer...at a dock...and never set foot off of it. You will soon give up this dream of crossing the Pacific.
 

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What stops? Have a look at a map and us where you could stop.
Oh duh .... he'd just deploy his sea anchor. That's what everyone does isn't it ? . I thort yu gnu about this sailing malarky ?
 
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Have you ever looked at a chart of the Pacific Ocean? I don't see many places to stop....Ignorance is one thing, stupidity is another.
 

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I smell Troll..........or dreamy teenager, or teenage troll.
 

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Well.. Thanks for all replies.

I had this question because I wan planning to buy 22'.
Then, the deal didn't go through, and I am searching for another sail boat.

Of course the purpose of bying sail is to sail near LA (to Catalina Island or even down to Baja Mexico)
But wondered if it would be possible to travel to Asia even if it takes 1 year or so.

What size would be the smallest for long (distance and time regardless many stops on the way) sailing.
I guess 35' should be ok. Am I right?

The reason why I said Korea was because I found some sailing route maps to Europe across the Atlantic, but I could not find anything beyond to Asia (China, Japan, Korea).
This made me curious if there would be possible route; avoiding storm, pirates and all.

Once again, thanks for your kind replies.
Cheers!
 

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What size would be the smallest for long (distance and time regardless many stops on the way) sailing.
I guess 35' should be ok. Am I right?

The reason why I said Korea was because I found some sailing route maps to Europe across the Atlantic, but I could not find anything beyond to Asia (China, Japan, Korea).
This made me curious if there would be possible route; avoiding storm, pirates and all.
You need to have sufficient training and / or experience to answer those questions yourself before you stake your life, and those of your passengers, on the answers. You can't put four inexperienced people on any size of (suitable) boat and hope it to get anywhere safely.
 

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Well.. Thanks for all replies.

I had this question because I wan planning to buy 22'.
Then, the deal didn't go through, and I am searching for another sail boat.

Of course the purpose of bying sail is to sail near LA (to Catalina Island or even down to Baja Mexico)
But wondered if it would be possible to travel to Asia even if it takes 1 year or so.

What size would be the smallest for long (distance and time regardless many stops on the way) sailing.
I guess 35' should be ok. Am I right?

The reason why I said Korea was because I found some sailing route maps to Europe across the Atlantic, but I could not find anything beyond to Asia (China, Japan, Korea).
This made me curious if there would be possible route; avoiding storm, pirates and all.

Once again, thanks for your kind replies.
Cheers!
You could, and others have done so, do it in less than 35' but that is probably a reasonable starting point if you need room to swing that cat, and with two teenagers on board you may well need some discipline. :eek

Reality is that if you want to consider such a voyage you should probably start off by having a look at "Noonsite". With ocean voyaging it is not simply a matter of point to point. You need to consider the seasons for instance. Another good suggestion would be to get hold of Hal and Margaret Roth's splendid tome "Two on a Big Ocean" in which they tell the tale of their circumnavigation of the Pacific Ocean leaving from US West Coast.

There are others here with vastly more experience than I but I'm pretty sure that most people who voyage to Asia from America would first head towards Australia/NewZealand. The reason btw, that there is not so much information about Japan/China/Korea is that they are not part of the road well travelled and even in the recent past have not been welcoming to cruising sailors. Partly legal restrictions, partly language, partly geographical.

www.noonsite.com

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Two-Big-Ocean-Circumnavigation-Pacific/dp/0963956647"]Two on a Big Ocean : The Story of the First Circumnavigation of the Pacific Basin in a Small Sailing Ship: Hal Roth: 9780963956644: Amazon.com: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@51T90Y1PFEL[/ame]
 

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I smell Troll..........or dreamy teenager, or teenage troll.
I'm thinking simply dreamer. I reckon if people couched their initial question in terms of e.g. "I'm a dreamer and was wondering if small boat voyaging from the US to the Far East is feasible" they'd get a better response but hey, this is the internet after all and people sit doodling (guilty as charged m'lud) far more than they should.
 

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Just make sure you account for the sex on board. You haven't mentioned the genders of your crew or whether you're related to each other. Don't forget to consider all the possibilities for both solo and partner situations and whether any of you will require privacy. A small inflatable dinghy with a screen could be useful. And don't forget the birth control, as childbirth is tricky at sea in a small boat and infants tend to be demanding.
 
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