If my boat sank and finishing the crossing in a dingy was the key so my survival, yes I would. More likely I'd hit the eprib, even if I thought I could survive an entire ocean crossing
Some great stories of people who have done such feats: Captain
Bligh after he was set adrift. The three whale boats left after the sinking of the Essex. Hannes Lindemann crossing the Atlantic (not Pacific) in first a canoe, then a kayak
. Then there's those crazy Atlantic Rowers who do a rowing race
from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean
every year. A few of them have rowed the Pacific as well. Rapheala le Gouvello who crossed the Atlantic on a windsurfer. Ed Gillette, didn't cross the entire Pacific, but California
, in a kayak
, is no small feat.
Sometimes I have thought it would fun to take an open boat to Bermuda
or something just to have some idea of what those people went through, but always before I start making any plans I'm overcome by a wave of sanity.
One of the dory dinghys designed for sea fishing
made by the companies in Maine
or the Maratime Provences would probably be more suitable choice than a lazer type dinghy.