Sounds like you are considering very adequate boats.
I am currently in Hawaii
. Sailed here in an Islander 36 from Mexico
. Still on my way to the South Pacific
, then on to Asia
The part that jumps out at me is that you are new to sailing, and you want to do a voyage single handed. Maybe you just wants boat that is easy to singlehand. We all want that. My own boat is set up for singlehanding
as much as I know how to set it up. So you're good. But if you want to actually singlehand, then I'm sure that you won't want to be single handing a boat while you are still new to sailing.
I will say this as appropriately as I know how to.
Many sailors consider singlehanding
to be poor seamanship, regardless of how you word it.
I'm sure that I will be lamblasted for saying that, so lamblasters be advised that I didn't just make that up.
One of the traps that many sailors fall victim to is "the idea". The idea that you will need this or that. The idea that you will be doing things that you have dreamed of.
All very possible, but marinas
fields and anchorages
are full of dreams that just couldn't come together.
It is not my intention to discourage you. Quite the opposite. I have met so many that are fulfilling those dreams as well. But there are many more who have no idea what they are up against, or when they find out what they are up against, say.....
I do not think for an instant that you are one of those. I am saying all of this in hopes that you will go slowly so that you don't become one of those.
BTW. I just aquired a Hans Christian 38T that was someone's dream. Sat for 20 years. I have decided not to keep it and go through all of the work
to bring it up to what I have now. So any interested parties please PM me. I won't mention a price
here, but I picked it up cheap
enough to keep the price
Any lamblasters, ..... Oh nevermind.