formosa 41s can be repaired underway--i hope you are handy and i hope your engine
is realllly good. with our boats, you will need a really good mizzen and you will want your forestaysail installed and working nicely. doesnt have to be roller furled--isnt on the sprit. the jib
on the sprit needs to be roller furling
so yu have less need to wander onto sprit in seas.
these boats love to sail
you will want a hydraulic autopilot
. is best crew alternative i ever saw or met. the wheel
driven ones do not measure up on our boats-- these are some burly stuff, formosa 41s.
gear-- you will want to catch some dinner-is awfully yummmmy right out of the sea....i use 200 pound test with a length of mono filament to which to attach my prerigged lures---i caught bonito, barracuda, skipjack tuna off baja
...still want my dorado....
you have a formosa, formosa yer life you will be working onher.
make sure that your stern tube and shaft and stuffing box and shaft log are perfect.
have a bimini
station and one over companionway
. dont need a ddger, but a bimini
when ye sail your brick, you will find she is good under mizzen and jib--perfect for weather-- sailed mine north of cabo san lucas and were hit by 60 kts winds ---had my mizzen and jib
reefed and main was down and stowed in boom cover-- we would definitely have been knocked down had i had main up and full...... we hit 8+kts under reefed sails
donot prevent your mizzen to the decorative caprail--it WILL break from the load when winds pick up..... dont ask how i know that one...LOL
carry spares for fuel
filtering...and spare starter...
if ye have any questions about sailing your awesome boat , let me know--- i love mine, flaws and all.....
sounds like a cool adventure--- keep us posted as to your progress...