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Old 02-07-2010, 05:35   #16
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What the world do without crazy Italian seaman to show how it's done???
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:41   #17
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Man, that is a long time to be all alone and in such a little boat. I admire his guts and hope he makes it safely.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:58   #18
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I admire him too. He's a propper adult and he fixed his boat with a jury rig. Good seamanship!!
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From the photos it looks like the aft cabin is designed as a water tight compartment in case of a main cabin flooding or a hull breach.
I thought that was the main cabin! Is there really room for a person below deck forward of the cockpit?
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Old 02-07-2010, 17:27   #20
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That man is a sailor.
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Old 04-07-2010, 23:55   #21
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This guy is a legend. Good to see he is still going with a jury rig. Has anyone seen pics of his jury rig?

Also I recommend the book "500 days around the world on a 12 foot yacht" by Serge Testa. This guy is a legend too. For more info go here The Voyage of Acrohc Australis Serge was a real cruiser too. You can see his boat in the Museum at Brisbane.
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Alessandro is nearing the completion of his journey and is now in the Bay of Biscayne.
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More self-inflicted torture/risk to obtain fame/wealth. Heh
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I know the link was posted in another thread but thought I would update this thread about Alessandro's finish in Les Sables D'Olonne today. His circumnavigation took 268 days, 19 hours and 36 minutes.

http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/...7-23&dayid=457
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I would think it was done before in a boat smaller than 6.5.

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I would think it was done before in a boat smaller than 6.5.

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For sure, but maybe not non-stop.
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Not non stop but I think still the smallest boat to sail around the world. Left Brisbane Australia June 1984 returned May 1987- 12 ft.





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