Originally Posted by sardinebreath
I don't think I'd go cruising with someone else in anything much smaller than that.
After Xmas '82 Cabo San Lucas debacle, L&LPardey et al made the observation that boats over about 37' were almost impossible to manage at anchor
with just 2 people during the unexpected, short storm that occurred. 29 of 45 boats were driven ashore, most were a total loss. Many of the people that lost
boats but were going to go cruising again indicated they would buy smaller boats because of their experiences in this storm.
Solo I would get a boat 28'-34'