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Is my boat safe? sailing vlog solo sailing boating

Is my Gib’Sea 402 safe for an ocean crossing?

A major — and perhaps obvious — part of my preparations to set sail across the Pacific alone on SV Wahine is ensuring that she’s safe for offshore sailing and can handle the long journey in the open waters of the Pacific. n

These are a dozen points that I must consider:
– Size
– Hull Design
– Capsizing Risk
– Sail Configuration/Power
– Solar and Battery Power
– The Hydrovane
– The Comfort Ratio
– Handholds
– Sleeping Configuration
– Cooking and Eating/Drinking
– Risk of Falling Overboard
– Electronics

In this video, I go over these points and address how my Gib’Sea 402 — SV Wahine — measures up for each. I don`t claim to be an expert but step by step I am seeking to address concerns and mitigate risk. I have lived on Wahine now for 15 months and just 7 months to go before I leave Tokyo for Vancouver.

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