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Old 13-08-2011, 14:34   #1
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Dreaming and Planning Transatlantic Crossing

I was wondering what kind of sailboat would be best to sail across the Atlantic from US to Ireland alone (or with one other person). Size, model, type, etc.

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I would prefer to sail a 60' Fountaine Pajot Eleuthera across.
I fact that I can't come close to affording the boat does come into consideration however.
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Old 13-08-2011, 16:07   #3
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Re: Dreaming and Planning Transatlantic crossing

Something manageable by one person on watch. Markj does quite well with his Beneteau 393. He posted a recent video on You Tube were he discussed sailing techniques but quite rightly it was all about minimising the risks to the yacht and himself.



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Old 13-08-2011, 22:05   #4
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Stick to the coast for a while. The venture to the Bahamas, over to Bermuda, up to Nova Scotia. Love the coast, live it, then look east. The east coast of the US is the most marvelous place. Only after you have mastered it can you think of crossing the divide.





What a bunch of BS. if you're ready, go for it. I will, Drunk, on a two week binge. I'll wake up two days past Ireland.
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What a bunch of BS. if you're ready, go for it. I will, Drunk, on a two week binge. I'll wake up two days past Ireland.

Sir, you have the idea
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Re: Dreaming and Planning Transatlantic Crossing

Perhaps you'd first like to make transoceanic cruises with the professionals (and a thousand-foot ship) to get a good taste of the open ocean.

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A very small boat with a hole in it ..then high jack a oil tanker... works for the somalis...LOL..LOL DVC
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Been across the Pacific, Gulf, Indian, and Atlantic on a big boat (500K tons+). Ain't no big thing, even in 50' seas. Rather boring actually.
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I would prefer to sail a 60' Fountaine Pajot Eleuthera across.
I fact that I can't come close to affording the boat does come into consideration however.
Did you read Multihulls March/April 2011? On page 48 the owner of Lumahai, FP Eleuthera 60, describes the hell he went through after finding a multitude of problems with the boat. And it was supposed to be their flagship when it was built...

So -1 on Eleuthera (even with the budget, inclination, and the crew)
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I was wondering what kind of sailboat would be best to sail across the Atlantic from US to Ireland alone (or with one other person). Size, model, type, etc. thanks
Well perhaps you could assist by advising how much sailing you have done before you start to consider ocean passages.

Read Dons post carefully, is is correct, if you want to get into sailing start by joining a yacht club and learn the ropes first.

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The more you know the more you know you don't know.

I still dream of doing the Atlantic solo, but I know what it takes and I know I'm not ready. May never be, but I may try anyway. Leif wasn't ready, Columbus wasn't ready.
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So -1 on Eleuthera (even with the budget, inclination, and the crew)
Nice - Now if someone asks why I don't own one I can say it is due to poor owner reviews (and not due to my lack of funds).
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