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Old 15-01-2011, 14:10   #1
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Northwest Passage on a Shoestring

Hi all I am new to this forum and would like some feedback.

I am planning a trip from Sweden-Norway-Scotland-Iceland-Greenland through the Northwest passage this summer. If any of you have experience high lattitude sailing, sailing in ice, required equipment I would like to hear back from you. If you want more detail about the boat, trip etc. check it out and please give me your feedback. www.belzebub2.com

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Old 15-01-2011, 14:20   #2
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Thank you Gord! I appreciate it!
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Hi and Welcome to the Forum.... sounds quite a plan you got there... hope all goes well for a scheduled start...
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Welcome to Cruisers forum. I have read thru your website and look forward to watching your progress. It looks like a great adventure.
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Old 13-02-2011, 08:12   #8
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Hi all I am new to this forum and would like some feedback.

I am planning a trip from Sweden-Norway-Scotland-Iceland-Greenland through the Northwest passage this summer. If any of you have experience high lattitude sailing, sailing in ice, required equipment I would like to hear back from you. If you want more detail about the boat, trip etc. check it out and please give me your feedback. www.belzebub2.com

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Go to "Open Passage Expedition" on the web. These guys did it in in 09 in a 40 footer from Victoris B.C. to Halifax.
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Re: Northwest Passage on a Shoestring

Hi, A friend of mine, Matt Rutherford, is leaving the Chesapeake in June to attempt a solo transit of the NW Passage in a 27 Albin Vega. Actually he intends to circumnavigate the Americas via Cape Horn and Back to the Chesapeake next summer. He has done a lot of research and I am sure he wld like to share with you
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Please send me his details. If you dont feel comfortable leaving his email or number here send us a mail through our "contact" link on our website
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Re: Northwest Passage on a Shoestring

I have no experience sailing in ice, but I have to say, you are awesome, don't let naysayers keep you from doing it.

I have read a lot of books, and what I have gleaned from these is that you can never have enough insulation and heating fuel.

In North to the Night, the protagonist realizes a little late that he could have used more heating fuel!
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Can you reccomend any more good books?
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