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Old 04-09-2009, 08:30   #1
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Long Distance Cruising Under Power

Has any forum members done transocean passages under power?
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:51   #2
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I circumnavigated in a 24' rigid inflatable powered by biodiesel in the early 90's - a great voyage and would recommend it to anyone.
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Has any forum members done transocean passages under power?
Yes...quite a few times
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:19   #7
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Nordhavn had a rally to Europe a few years back withh all size boats. I have the owner's DVD - the trip was not free of problems. A number of boats had stabilizer failures but all made it.
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Nordhavn had a rally to Europe a few years back withh all size boats. I have the owner's DVD - the trip was not free of problems. A number of boats had stabilizer failures but all made it.
Stabilisers??

Better to just have a boat that doesn't need them, one less mechanical thing to break.
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Stabilisers??............ that would be the mainsail :>)
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I thought stabilisers were the tequila bottles...
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Wow Great Bryan ! Nice read also! How many gallons an hour were you burning?
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Nordhavn had a rally to Europe a few years back withh all size boats. I have the owner's DVD - the trip was not free of problems. A number of boats had stabilizer failures but all made it.
as far as I know there was one boat with a stabilizer problem, which was solved while cruising compare that to an ARC rally with hundreds of failures.

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