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Old 25-11-2013, 10:14   #16
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I've crossed a couple of times in a 255' ship and I wished it had been at least another 50' longer to bridge the swells better. We were taking 35 deg rolls at times, so while 100' or 150' might seem luxurious; why not go big.
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Old 25-11-2013, 10:39   #17
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I've crossed a couple of times in a 255' ship and I wished it had been at least another 50' longer to bridge the swells better. We were taking 35 deg rolls at times, so while 100' or 150' might seem luxurious; why not go big.
Hey, why not. OP did say money was no object. Go for the 300 footer.
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Re: Atlantic crossing

I'd take the trade wind route, from the Canaries to the Grenadines, or points a bit farther north. I'd depart in early December.

You didn't say single handing, so I'd look for a well outfitted 40' sloop. I'd go with four crew total, enough food and water for three months, and all the usual safety gear. I'd expect the trip to take anywhere from three weeks to six weeks.

Of course, it's all bit more complicated than that, but gotta start somewhere :P
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Old 25-11-2013, 11:24   #19
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Re: Atlantic crossing

"Money no object. Do it by myself."

One of Steve Dashew's FPB 64s. Buy one. Get Steve to give you a months training. Use a professional weather/routing service. That way it will only take a little good luck.
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Old 25-11-2013, 11:44   #20
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Ok I'll bite. Delta or United - London to NewYork any day of the week Less than 14 hours. Take a creditcard but most international flights you drink for free. ;~)
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Old 25-11-2013, 12:17   #21
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Re: Atlantic crossing

If you are doing on a boat (or eve slightly smaller) like the one on this link:



with similar composition of crew, I will happily join and show you the way. Can bring some friends as well -it will be great fun!

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So, you have to advise an absolute amateur how to cross the Atlantic from England to North America.

The only priority is to make it there in one piece. .
You do realise there is a massive earth shattering contradiction right there ?

Honestly that question does no entitle an answer because you are clearly joking about it ....
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I'd take the trade wind route, from the Canaries to the Grenadines, or points a bit farther north. I'd depart in early December.

You didn't say single handing, so I'd look for a well outfitted 40' sloop. I'd go with four crew total, enough food and water for three months, and all the usual safety gear. I'd expect the trip to take anywhere from three weeks to six weeks.

Of course, it's all bit more complicated than that, but gotta start somewhere :P
No he did say the sailor had to "do it by themselves" and would have no prior experience or something to that effect. Whole thing is a completely made up, artificial scenario.
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Even they would say its a ridiculous idea ...
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Even they would say its a ridiculous idea ...
Your right , this is a job for lady Penelope and Thunderbirds.

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Old 25-11-2013, 16:38   #27
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I can't believe I read all of these posts.... I would love to sail from Pensacola, Fl. to London. I own a 1979 Pearson 365 Ketch, have a wife and a cat. I hold 50 G of diesel and 150 of water with no water maker, we have never made a crossing but have been ASA certified for blue water cruising. We have limited funds and will anchor out as much as possible. The boat is in good shape. I will be installing a Monitor wind vane and have auto pilot. What route, and what time of year? And I don't care how long really. Oh ya, we want to cruise all the best areas!
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Old 25-11-2013, 17:02   #28
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Time is wasting.. The people that have done it the first time never really had the expreience before they left.. You will never never know if you never never go.. Youll end up with a load of people. Read up on sailing routes and times to go.. There is plenty of people having done it before you It is not as dangerous as the people that
1. have never done it.
2. the ones havent got the patience to do it or have done it and didnt like it.
3. their life circumstances have changed and their wives wont let them so they get bitter and jealous about it all and slag everyone else off that wants to do it.
You can spend a life time building a boat up to do it, then say the equipment is too out of date and youll start again with updating equipment and youve wasted time and still not gone..

Suck it and see..
advertise for a crew member with experience and youll both work it out..

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Would anybody be willing to take on this scenario challenge? It's a genuine question hoping for a genuine answer.

So, you have to advise an absolute amateur how to cross the Atlantic from England to North America.

The only priority is to make it there in one piece.

So the information required is, which route would you advise them to take, how long would you expect the crossing to take, what essential supplies would be required and what would be the best choice of vessel to make the journey.

Please no answers like 'I would tell them not to do it'. I understand completely that for an amateur to take this on would be utterly ridiculous.

Remember the priority is just to make it there. How long it takes and how much it costs are not particularly important.

Please also try to give reasons why you would recommend one route over another or one ship over another.

Thanks in anticipation,

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I can't believe I read all of these posts.... I would love to sail from Pensacola, Fl. to London. I own a 1979 Pearson 365 Ketch, have a wife and a cat. I hold 50 G of diesel and 150 of water with no water maker, we have never made a crossing but have been ASA certified for blue water cruising. We have limited funds and will anchor out as much as possible. The boat is in good shape. I will be installing a Monitor wind vane and have auto pilot. What route, and what time of year? And I don't care how long really. Oh ya, we want to cruise all the best areas!
How much offshore sailing in medium to poor weather have you and your wife done. ??

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