I am not very interested in the boat itself, but, rather, the accesories that it has. It is a 26' with a swing keel
which, while a decent size to step up to from my little Tanzer. But, I am not excited about that keel
It has an auto tiller, roller furling
, a bunch of electronics
and life lines which would be nice on the Tanzer.
I was planning to take my son along as crew and to go for it. Looking at the charts
, it appears to be a pretty simple course to get to familiar waters. Though, it does look like some fairly open sea before Portland
The boat is moored right now and has been used up until a couple of weeks ago.
I have a couple friends that I could ask who have a lot of cruising experience, but, would like to do it myself. I thought a couple days would be a good first cruise.
I plan to take flares, my radio
(in case the one boat is a no go) and my dinghy
I don't have radar
- not sure how big of a deal that is.
I'll be sure to watch the weather for a window of opportunity.
All this said, the boat is up for auction
and I need to win it to have the chance for my little adventure.
I'll have to make a decision on how much to offer soon.
Thank you for the advice! I'll post the outcome and, depending, ask for some more insight.