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Old 17-10-2011, 21:50   #1
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Old 17-10-2011, 22:33   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Flanza4.
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Old 08-11-2011, 20:00   #6
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Hello from NC...are you a sailor?..have a boat? want a boat?what kind of boat?...DVC
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Old 23-04-2013, 22:55   #7
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general cruising questions

Hello all, just had some general concerns about open water cruising. I have had my Hunter 290 29' now for about 4 yrs. Love it no real major problems. And have used it to cruise up and down the texas gulf coast. Like a lot of sailors, sooner or later you get the itch to go "out there" so to speak. I'm getting the itch to cross the pond, (for me that would be the gulf of Mexico) to the Keys, the Bahamas, Cancun etc. I've mostly sailed in bays and the ICW here in Tx. The times I have had it off shore was just a few mi. out in 4-6' seas. It hobby horses a little but I can live with that after all it is only 29'. Anyway I guess my real question is, is it wise to take this boat in Ocean crossings? I have to admit it doesn't inspire the greatest of confidence in open water for me. But that could just be me. I really like my boat and do not want to move up unless I have to. at 7400 lbs. it's a bit tender but I don't have to put a reef in unless the wind approaches 20kts.
Just don't know if the boat would survive a gail force squall out in the middle of nowhere.

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I crossed from Antigua to Florida in a Ericson 32. There were Hunters the same size as yours sailing around Antigua. I think you could do it in that boat with no problem.
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