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Old 22-02-2011, 20:09   #31
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Re: Crossing the Pacific

Sometimes it is those with the larger wallets that listen closer to advice and put it to practice.

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Old 25-02-2011, 16:21   #32
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Re: Crossing the Pacific

Thanks for posting a picture of my Morgan 28 OI, that is her.
Original post, could you sail accross the Pacific in her, sure. Would you want to, probably not. There are better boats and by the time you invest in a Morgan to make the journey it would not make sense, just my thoughts.

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Re: Crossing the Pacific

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I would say that your chances of making it work depends a lot on skill but mostly on whether you can think during and handle crisis.

And I would add that if you do have the skills necessary to make it work, you also have good chances of not getting into crises.

Unfortunately, our behaviour in crisis is mostly driven by our psychology and only to a small extent by our training. If the crisis is serious enough, it is pure psychology. Some of us are born survivors others are not. (Not talking the crisis any call center employee goes thru at the end of a hard day's work).

Knowing this, I would concentrate on building the 'skills' and finding a seaworthy boat.

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I assume you will have several months doing short cruises including several 3 or 4 day legs. This will give you a good understanding of your boat. Realize that small issues only get bigger as the days at sea tick off.

I see three main areas already talked about; the standing rigging and sails, hull integrity (leak, hull/deck joint, hatches, delamination, power generation (must at least 2 sources to charge the batteries). I also suggest 2 GPS. kept us informed.

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