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Old 17-11-2014, 18:58   #1
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World Cruising with Hunter 23

Just bought a 1987 Hunter 23 wing keel boat to sail to Florida keys then to England. I am going to set it up for singlehand sailing and also do some modifications to the boat for the trip. Any ideas would be useful.
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Old 17-11-2014, 19:00   #2
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Re: World Cruising with Hunter 23

A very LARGE life insurance policy????
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Old 17-11-2014, 19:10   #3
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I am sure you are correct. But I am looking for adventure and don't want to travel with a big boat and big expense.
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Old 17-11-2014, 19:17   #4
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A very LARGE life insurance policy????
Yes, great idea! You could sell shares in it to fund the trip. Where's the down-side? If you make it, great, your investors paid for your trip. If not, then what do you care?
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Ouch..that's a very light boat (less then 2500 lbs)to be crossing the ocean in...how much sailing experience do you have? Maybe try some offshore sailing first in it...Good luck!!
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I am sure you are correct. But I am looking for adventure and don't want to travel with a big boat and big expense.
Mate, one thing is to look for adventure and other look for troubles,im not saying you cant do it, you can do it in fact ,,, just measure the risk involved!!

For the boat, i will start to beef up the riging for a start...
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Re: World Cruising with Hunter 23

Wow, crossing the Atlantic in a lightly built Hunter 23 day sailor. I guess that would rank somewhere between hair brained and dumbass on the personal risk scale. Might even eventually earn you a spot in the Darwin Awards. Good luck.
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Old 18-11-2014, 06:32   #8
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Great reply, guess I will have spend some of my IRA to buy a bigger boat. I am looking at a Ericson 30, would that work??
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It's not the size, a Flicka is a 20 ft boat designed to go offshore. It's the quality of the boat.

Ericson made decent boats, but what is the condition of the one you are looking at?
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How much experience do you have even sailing????
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Great reply, guess I will have spend some of my IRA to buy a bigger boat. I am looking at a Ericson 30, would that work??
It doesn't have to be a bigger boat, but it does need to be a better built boat.

I'll look into the Ericson and get back later.
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Your should stick with your original plan. If you make it that would definitely make all the Hunter haters have to shut up. Lol...

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The particular Hunter model is not an offshore boat, there are offshore boats that are small and for the cost of upgrading , reinforcing the rig, bulkheads rudder ....just not worth it. Get the right boat
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Re: World Cruising with Hunter 23

A well founded Albin Vega 27 would be inexpensive, and they certainly are capable. The Nor' Sea 27 will cost more, but certainly is extremely capable.

There are others to consider:

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Your should stick with your original plan. If you make it that would definitely make all the Hunter haters have to shut up. Lol...

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