You bought yourself a beauty. Good luck and don't worry about sailing in weather
with a small boat. I had a Mac 25 in gusty winds with 8 foot waves crashing over the bow. The outboard
would literally go under water
. I learned how to crab into waves in a hurry! First time I ever had to reef my sails
. But I made it home safely. I was the only boat on the water
until late afternoon. Even the container ships were hugging the coast for wind
relief. Could that Mac cross the ocean? Not with me on board, but small boats are a lot tougher than they might seem.