Originally Posted by FF
"One avenue of thought you might pursue for a while is what it might cost to do an ocean passage"
I would disagree with this entire concept.
A boat built structuraly for inshore has ZERO business in the deep water for very long..
Sure a lucky few have done a round trip and not seen more than 35K of wind.
But for most an inshore boat as most "trawlers" are does not have the proper build for the blue water, the ocean.
Sure paravanes can make the ride far better for a few grand , but rebuilding the PH so it stays in place with waves falling on it is a far different matter.
Yes, I'd expect a purpose-built passagemaker might be in the neighborhood of maybe $100-200K ?? more
than a well-built coastal cruiser of the same general length//volume/displacement. Just a guess, but certainly more
is probably correct.
And then the cost of an actual ocean crossing probably wouldn't be insignificant. (Dauntless experience germane.)
Only Wayne can decide whether that's in his wallet. Now or in the future. Or not.