My orgininal boat was a Grampian
26. I was planning on taking it across the atlantic, and had several people with transatlantic experience look at it with that in mind. Yes, you can do it. Its a pretty minimalist approach but it can be done. Forsailbyowner has a good point about the cockpit, companionway
and drainage. I was planning on closing off the transom, shortening the cockpit (a gramps cockpit is 8 ft long and a huge bathtub, drained by two 1.25 inch holes) and covering over the last 3 feet of it for a locker, extending the rudder
shaft to the new lazarette deck
and shifting the tiller to that height. Install huge drains. I also closed off the lower hatch
board and rebuilt the companion way to make it stronger. What the biggest problem was is the grampians huge main cabin portlights
which are about 14 inches by 48. they are only 1/8 lexan
. These would have had to be removed, sealed and smaller ones put in.
As for provisions, a small watermaker
will keep you in water. The Survivor 35 will give you 1.2 gallons for an hours work on the handle. As for food
, since you are space challenged, go talk to a dietician and have them help you put up a menu for say 3 months. Think rice n beans. Dry, high density staples. Fuel
is a bit harder. It takes up space, and is heavy. How much do you want to carry?
If people have done it before, theres no reason you cant do it. You are not breaking new ground. Read the books
put out by those who have done it before and apply the knowledge they gained.