What if he is trolling? We could each give our honest opinion and then unsubscribe. Here's mine:
The Best Boat for cruising the Pacific, or any other ocean, is a Full Keel
, Heavy Displacement
, Stern-hung rudder
, Gaff-rigged boat. Avoid Canoe Sterns, as they're ugly and space-wasting. Anything bigger than 36 feet is a waste, unless you have four or more children
. If it's a cutter-rigged gaffer, so much the better. Fiberglass hull
, of course, and no inboard engine
(you can rip it out and put an outboard
on the transom). I suggest a Cape George 31 or 36 cutter
, Falmouth 34, Bristol Pilot Cutter
28, or Heard 35. All these boats as described will give you better than average speeds for their waterline, when fully loaded for cruising (that's important), across the widest range of conditions. Where other boats excel in speed, they do so at cost to cargo capacity or ability to carry sail in bad weather
or sturdiness of construction (whatever others may say, there is no more reliable, simple steering
system than a stern-hung rudder with a tiller. All others are more complicated and more liable to failure).
There you have a nice long answer that I think answers your question fully.