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Old 05-12-2021, 09:14   #1
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Beneteau 343 Capable of Offshore?

Hey there guys and gals,

I recently bought a 2008 343 with the intentions of mainly sailing up and down the east coast and into the Bahamas etc etc...I've upgraded it significantly and love the boat very a younger guy I feel like at some point I would like to do some open ocean "blue water" passages, albeit in the distant future...has anyone done any long distance offshore sailing in a 343?

Like I said I have done extensive upgrades so I would hate to sell it but I also have been doing quite a bit of reading on full keel boats (after I purchased this one), particularly the Island Packet 35...for what I paid for my 343 the Island Packet would be 20 years older but obviously a very sturdy boat...any and all advice is greatly appreciated!

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Transats St Martin to UK/EU on Bene 321 and 331.. went just fine.

It was a dark and stormy night and the captain of the ship said.. "Hey Jim, spin us a yarn." and the yarn began like this.. "It was a dark and stormy night.."
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