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Old 15-04-2021, 13:50   #1
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Capri 26 - RI & CT shore to/from Block Island

Life time small boat sailor shopping for first small cruiser (26-30') and a criteria is being able to sail it back and forth to places like Block Island from CT and RI shore.

Wondering if Capri 26 with shoal draft wing keel (and inboard diesel) is sufficiently seaworthy to sail that far offshore at least somewhat comfortably and certainly safely.

It's a short enough trip and my schedule flexible enough that I can fair-weather sail - but don't want to have a narrow weather window profile or be fearful of facing typical day variation in wind strength and sea conditions.

If at all useful, an alternative might be something like the ubiquitous Catalina 30.

Particularly appreciate input from sailors making this trip in 30' and under boats and/or those with Capri 26 experience.

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Re: Capri 26 - RI & CT shore to/from Block Island

Both are fine choices for the trip to Block.
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