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Old 13-05-2015, 04:38   #1
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Cuvee heading North

Hope the boat owner doesn't get mad at me for putting this up but I know there is a lot of interest in the Saba. I am sure he will weigh in when they get back to land.

For anyone wondering about reported numbers and sailing ability on the Saba here is a link to the tracker on board Cuvee. This is hull number 2 the boat displayed and judged at the Annapolis Boat Show last year. The owner is sailing the boat north for the summer they left Monday from our base in St Thomas.

Keep in mind this is a loaded charter boat. 25 gallon an hour water maker. 2 Fridges, a freezer an ice maker, 6 air conditioners, a 13.5 kw genset, 12 foot tender and a 15 hp outboard. We also fit out a fifth bathroom and crew cabin in the starboard for peak complete with a fifth holding tank. The boat is making very good time.

As for build quality, this boat sailed from France to Annapolis for the show, then down here last fall and is now heading back to Annapolis for the summer with no major issues. We have done some minor tweaking to the boat but FP got this boat right from the start.

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Old 23-05-2015, 04:44   #2
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Re: Cuvee heading North

Thanks Jay. Our distance over ground was 1418 nm and took 7d22h for avg SOG of 7.5 kts. Avg speed thru water was 7.2 kts. Our track distance was only 50 nm more than the rhumbline. We motorsailed for half the time on one engine at 1800 rpm (1 gph) as we were becalmed for 3+ days. For the little time we had winds over 15 kts we did a steady 8-10 kts and had two 12-hr runs of over 100 nm before the wind died. As you noted we were fully loaded with gear, fuel and water.

The solar panels kept up with the daytime electrical demand (with the ice maker turned off). We needed about 3.5 hrs of genset or engine runtime to replenish the batteries in the AM.

We had no equipment breakdowns.
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Old 23-05-2015, 05:05   #3
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Re: Cuvee heading North

Fantastic SOG average!
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