Reading a similar post to what I am about to ask has given me some food
I am planing on a trip next year from FP to Aust from May next year. I have just bought a Beneteau
473 2003 model in good shape, but have little (well at this very point no) experience on her. I do have some sailing experience when I owned a Catalina
28 and all that saying was in the local area (read comfort zone). I do have a RYA Coastal Skippers cert so the actual sailing is not the concern. But I would certainly put myself in the category of novice
as far as overall experience goes considering I sold the Catalina
over 10 years ago.
I will have my wife and two young kids
7 and 10 and plan to do the trip in 6 months. But we are not pressured on time as we are prepared to leave the boat in Fiji
if we do run out of time. I believe you must leave the Cooks by cyclone season too so we must at least make Fiji
So, not being overly familiar with the boat and having no blue water passage
experience, am I biting off more then I can chew?