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Old 08-21-2016, 07:05 AM   #22
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City: East Greenwich, RI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bella
Vessel Model: Mainship Pilot 34
Join Date: Aug 2012
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I would prefer the term blue water cruiser rather than long range cruiser. Almost any boat with enough fuel capacity can safely cruise 1,500 miles from Florida to Maine staying 50 miles offshore.

But it takes more than that to cross an ocean where the weather forecasts are no good after 4-5 days and you have to be able to take whatever mother nature throws at you. That means scantlings, redundant systems, ballast and most importantly- skipper smarts.

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