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Old 01-11-2010, 11:56   #1
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Design Discussion: Converting a 24-28 Foot Racer for Passagemaking

with the prices on used fiberglass boats so reasonable, it would be great to pick up a 23 to 28 footer for doing a transatlabntic passage

my initial thoughts on a j-24 have been knocked down due to their inability to recover from a capsize.

still the idea to convert a 23-28 foot racer into a fast passage maker seems like fun


any suggestions for suitable craft and what modifications you'd do to get the boat ready?

i've seen a great article on a merit 24 that did the singlehanded trans pac and read a book on the ht same race in a cal 20.

Since reading sopranino years ago the idea of a small fast passagemaker has been a dream of mine

your input please
what boat would you choose and how would you modify it??

thanks

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Why does it have to be a racer....??
Why not a Bristol 24-26 or similar... the thing you have to remember is fast in a race is one thing... sponser back-up, safety/rescue back-up... so you can hammer the **** outa the boat with few out of pocket or rescue worries...
Doing it on your own is a whole different ball game... and the Ocean is not a place for novices in race boats...
If you were not a novice you would not be posting this question..
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Tartan 27 S&S cruising sloop, diesel, refit

The owner is being modest, these Tartans are more than adequate for an ocean passage. I haven't seen this boat but the ad. seems to indicate a boat you could put on A Self Steering Vane and safety gear and leave for SoPac. They are quite roomy for an older 27' boat.
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