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Old 25-01-2013, 08:55   #1
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Motoring around the world, East or West?

If you were going to motor around the world, would you go east or west?
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Ride those currents West....
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:57   #3
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Re: Motoring around the world, East or West?

Seriously, every litre counts and why beat to windward/against the current unless you are doing a re-enactment of "The Perfect Storm"?
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Re: Motoring around the world, East or West?

Trade winds are always east to west. Pick your route to take advantage of favorable currents to the extent possible.
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Re: Motoring around the world, East or West?

For me personally....if I were going to motor....it would be on a cruise line....I wouldn't really care which direction we went in......but that's just me.
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If you were going to motor around the world, would you go east or west?
If you intend to circumnavigate in a motor boat , I suggest a little more initial knowledge might be needed !!!!

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Re: Motoring around the world, East or West?

If you are going to motor, the water will be smoothest along the equator in the doldrums. I would do it on the edge of the tradewinds going with the currents and I would have a large square sail on a short mast to help move things along downwind.
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