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Old 09-08-2011, 17:16   #31
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Re: What Basics Are Needed for a Bluewater Boat ?

2) brains
5)good hull and deck
might want 1 brain and 2 balls, but 2 brains are best..... many things on the needed to have list are irrelevant.
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Old 09-08-2011, 17:16   #32
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Re: What Basics Are Needed for a Bluewater Boat ?

Hi Tori,

Have been following your progress on the forum for a while and sure looks like you are proceeding carefully and logically with prepping your boat to cruise.

I have only been on one S2 but it looked like a well built, solid boat and they do have a good reputation. Don't see any reason why it can't take you where you want to go. Other than limited storage space the only real issue I see with a smaller boat is the relative motion. I've crossed the Caribbean on a 32' boat and a 65' boat. On a day where I had to hold on to move around on the 32 I could stroll the decks on the 65.

As long as you aren't distressed by the motion then no problem. It can be difficult to rest when the smaller boat is bouncing around so you need to plan for that on a long passage. Island cruising even that isn't a problem.

Keep on keeping on. I'm not far up the road from you so if you're in the neighborhood and want to chat drop me a line. You can come by and look at a bigger boat that is mostly disassembled.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:13   #33
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Re: What Basics Are Needed for a Bluewater Boat ?

Originally Posted by Randyonr3 View Post
......The story is true, and the guy with little is probably still out crusing..and probably injoying it just as much as anyone else..
you dont need all the fancy gear to go cruising..............................
True but, with ALL due respect to the OP, what he did have was tons of experience.

For the rest of us that don't have 30 years at sea behind us, the extra kit listed above by others is needed.
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