Good post. I've yet to begin sailing but I've done a lot of research
while I wait for my house to sell. I've come to the conclusion that true blue-water
boats are a myth and it's the sailing skills of the captain
that make a boat blue-water safe.
Here's an interesting article with info on the smaller boats that have crossed oceans and many of them are on the lists of boats to stay away from. I saw people laughing in another post about the Macgregor
26X, making untrue statements about them. Read on!