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Old 19-02-2014, 14:04   #1
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Atlantic Crossing - Buddy Boat (s)

Crossing West to East, Abacos - Bermuda - Azores in May.
Debating ARC, but prefer not. If anyone is crossing during this time frame and interested in the security of a buddy boat, let us know.
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Old 20-02-2014, 05:37   #2
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Also, any suggestions on other locations/methods to find buddy boats would be appreciated.

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Old 20-02-2014, 06:08   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, rnehrboss.

FWIW: I think it’s extremely difficult to effectively “buddy boat” a transat.
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Re: Atlantic Crossing - Buddy Boat (s)

agree with gord may -- we crossed by ourselves last year from antigua -- missed bermuda as it was 500nm west when we went past - and buddy boating for 20 days give or take is really hard to stay close --

we did a 2 person crossing and refuse to do an arc - we also do not take crew - tried once and it did not work out and that is an understatement - we choose our own wx window and length of stays ect
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Crossing West to East, Abacos - Bermuda - Azores in May.
Debating ARC, but prefer not. If anyone is crossing during this time frame and interested in the security of a buddy boat, let us know.
Mehr....

I am just curious.. what kind of security would a buddy boat provide?
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We will across the Atlantic via Azores from Newport to North Europe from the end of May.
Not from south and not May.
Do you have a SSB or Satphone?

Happy voyage!
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:40   #7
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yes... both sat phone and ssb

What's your timing? We are looking at end of may or beg of June.
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Mehr....

I am just curious.. what kind of security would a buddy boat provide?

Agreed. Entirely unappealing, I don't even like to follow or lead with a car. But hey, if it helps you feel better about a crossing and gets you out there, I'm all for it.

Only time I've almost run hard aground was in my first few years on the water, following someone I thought knew what they were doing. I pay closer attention to the details that matter when I'm on my own.

Having someone to talk to on the radio is nice for some, and having someone out there that knows your situation, configuration, float plan, etc is never a bad idea I guess.
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We are now in NY and head to Newport the day after tommorow.
We plan to start on June 1 from Newport


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