True, the predominate winds are from the North and what is left of the Gulf stream
also causes a slight southerly current
. However, there are lots of harbours and estuaries (Rias) to do short hops.
is a little more than I thought, we can sail on a damp lawn with our draft
. The Midi awaits my retirement
, I fancy a trip from UK, down to Gib, through the med and back to the Atlantic via the canal.
The upside is the mast
is down and probably worth shipping
it to the med rather than carry on board so it doesn't get damaged as its much longer than the yacht. There are French firms that specialise in moving masts both north and south, bet they would take the anchor
and chain too. What else can you do? half empty fuel
and water tanks
etc, reduce the food
on board to a couple of days supplies and shop locally etc. If it did all go pear shaped then you would have to ship the yacht the rest of the way, so not the end of the world.
Might be worth measuring the actual draft next time you lift
out rather than using the manufacturers figures.