Originally Posted by Jim Cate
Mate, that can be a pretty rough stretch of water
, one worthy of concern in much more suitable boats than a Coronado 25.
Are you really sure that this is a good idea? I've got a lot of sea miles and would not attempt it myself in that boat.
I agree, not saying it cant be done, but you should have more experience for that stretch of water.... even in the summer. The C25 is a great sailing little boat, but has large windows and an unprotected rudder
. So you should know the condition of that rudder
... haul the boat and check it out... bearings tight? stuffing not leaking? Fiberglass
in good shape and still firmly attached to the post?
Other considerations are:
condition, how old is the wire?
being ready to reef often and quickly
how to recharge the batteries?
Small headsail available
Good drop boards for the companionway
Is the keel
a bolt on? Are those bolts seaworthy
Maybe read this from another thread for a reality check....