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Old 07-07-2016, 14:56   #46
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Re: Crazy Idea? Beneteau 331 to NZ?

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The OP was probably confused by the stupid list on the site he linked to
Well this list does not include any high production French mono hulls, so lots of company. I think the long and short of it is that the author does not think full liner boats are designed for continuous offshore use.
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Old 07-07-2016, 17:16   #47
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Re: Crazy Idea? Beneteau 331 to NZ?

That one is a very old list.

That one is a list made up by people doing commercial sailing.

That list is just a list and cannot contain all boats.

That list was written by someone, from their individual view point.

Etc.

No point in discussing that list all that much.

A sound, well maintained and prepared B331 will have as much of an adventure as any other similar sized boat on the same route. Like anything, she will ask for good seamanship.

The last leg from the islands to NZ is where things get interesting. Sail it well and hope for the best.

BTW I think more boats run into dire trouble there sailing out of NZ rather than sailing to NZ.

Ask Mark what his boat is. Look at what Webb sailed to and from NZ.

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$55,000 for a 20 year old boat would be too rich for me even if it was only used in fresh water because after a year in salt you have a 21 year old boat that was very expensive.

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Moreover, many of those freshwater boats are not as well equipped as a boat based in the Caribbean. For example, that Bene 321 does not have a house battery. Compare to my 323 that had half the age, much better equipment ( batteries, ground tackle, etc) and 20 per cent lower price.

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Re: Crazy Idea? Beneteau 331 to NZ?

Has anyone been watching La Vagabonde videos on YouTube. These kids are almost back to Australia from the eastern Mediterranean on a Beneteau 40 (or thereabouts).


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Old 17-07-2016, 01:57   #50
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Re: Crazy Idea? Beneteau 331 to NZ?

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$55,000 for a 20 year old boat would be too rich for me even if it was only used in fresh water because after a year in salt you have a 21 year old boat that was very expensive.Pete
Nope ! You have a sailboat that has sailed 20 years in fresh water, 6 months a year and 1 year in salt water. Moreover, the second owner was a MD with money & no time to sail while the last before me was a retired gentleman who spent more time keeping his baby shipshape than actually sailing Cheers.
PS: My Ericson 34 is my 5th sailboat & I've been sailing since 1970 & offshore sailing since 1976 ... I know a sound offshore sailboat when I see one. In USA/Canada you have tons of used sailboats that shouldn't go offshore. Many people buy nice looking newer sailboats that are dangerous above force 5. I remember walking on the roof of a great "looking" O'Day 34... the sandwich roof was contaminated with water, but appart from that it was really attractive (Picture of a sistership)...
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