I don't have an itinerary at this time. Other than I want to leave in May to hopefully take advantage of the southerly and westerly winds before they go light and northerly in the summer. I'm determined to sail as much as possible. So I will opt to go slow than to run the engine
. We may anchor
to wait for tides or beat into the wind
rather than motor
Genesis is seaworthy
within limits. What I mean is she isn't rigged to cross the ocean right now. I have a 135 genoa
on a furler
and no solent stay. I have no self steering
vane nor a spare rudder
. And I don't have a life raft.
I do have a new main with 3 reefs
and my genoa
does reef to stom size and has proven effective in 35 knots. The boat sails
well to windward or on a run in a gale. I have on board vhf
and hand held. I have all coastgaurd required equipment
. I don't know what I'm takeing for a dingy yet. My 11 foot RIB
has a 9.9 4stroke and tows well and is nice to have for a spare engine
and to use as a dive boat or to go explore but I don't think towing it across the open water
would be wise.
You can contact me at alan dot niles (at) G mail-dot- com.