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Old 24-08-2016, 07:36   #16
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Re: Moore 24 Circumnavigation

Yes. He had a hell of a landfall. I think got hit by the front on the first try - just 5 miles from the entrance or so. Will make for a most interesting reading of his journal now.

Anyways: a HUGE sailing feat of 50+ days at sea Darwin to Durban non stop.

THIS GUY ROCKS!

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Anyone who has sailed there understands what it must have been to a solo sailor in a 24ft uldb skiff.

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Yes. He had a hell of a landfall. I think got hit by the front on the first try - just 5 miles from the entrance or so. Will make for a most interesting reading of his journal now.

Anyways: a HUGE sailing feat of 50+ days at sea Darwin to Durban non stop.

THIS GUY ROCKS!

https://my.yb.tl/gannet

Anyone who has sailed there understands what it must have been to a solo sailor in a 24ft uldb skiff.

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55 days without landfall, alone, at age 74 or 75, in a 24 foot lightweight boat. Damn!
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Old 24-08-2016, 08:46   #18
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Re: Moore 24 Circumnavigation

insane! His concentration at the end of this is amazing.
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Old 24-08-2016, 09:31   #19
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Re: Moore 24 Circumnavigation

Skill, stamina, self-steering. ;-)

As simple as that.

Sailing double-handedly, a boat that is full 2 feet longer than his, we never ever came close to pulling out anything like his stunts. I am most impressed by his ability.

This guy is awesome.

He addresses so many of CF over-worries: small boats, light boats, electric propulsion, outboards, solo sailing, sleep deprivation, standing height, AP vs. windvane, sailing at ripe young age, solo sailing men, food supplements, SSB vs. satphone, you name it.

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He addresses so many of CF over-worries: small boats, light boats, electric propulsion, outboards, solo sailing, sleep deprivation, standing height, AP vs. windvane, sailing at ripe young age, solo sailing men, food supplements, SSB vs. satphone, you name it.

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O I don't care about any of that s. I want to know how he was able to cram his calorie and water intake into a craft of that size, along with any parts and tools.
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O I don't care about any of that s. I want to know how he was able to cram his calorie and water intake into a craft of that size, along with any parts and tools.
Here:
self-portrait in the present sea journal

in his own words, with pictures.

It was "only" 55 day and he is solo so water should not be an issue. It is not like you shower or anything.

He is not into the parts and tools game. Some spectra twine and maybe a tube of sika.

I think his only heavy gear is multiple APs as he sails windvane-less.

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This guy is awesome.

He addresses so many of CF over-worries: small boats, light boats, electric propulsion, outboards, solo sailing, sleep deprivation, standing height, AP vs. windvane, sailing at ripe young age, solo sailing men, food supplements, SSB vs. satphone, you name it.

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Well said, couldn't agree more.
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O I don't care about any of that s. I want to know how he was able to cram his calorie and water intake into a craft of that size, along with any parts and tools.
He likes freeze dried backpacker meals. He could store years worth in that boat.
And just think, this was one of his easier passages. Remember his trips in the Wayfarer?
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Old 24-08-2016, 13:01   #24
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He likes freeze dried backpacker meals. He could store years worth in that boat.
Sounds like 55 days of constipation. I bet the mens room is the first visit on shore.
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Explains the 24ft boat..
Or the small boats explain the six marriages!

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Not all his ex (boats) were small. Some were big comfortable boats. I think only the first one and this one are small craft.

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I think it is in excess of 5500 Nm in about 55 days.

Averaging 100 Nm a day of distance made good in a 24'er??? Over 55 days??? How do you do it ???

Or is my estimation off?

I am sure he had some sort of experimental, fold-able, jet engine !!!

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Not all his ex (boats) were small. Some were big comfortable boats. I think only the first one and this one are small craft.

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I think it is in excess of 5500 Nm in about 55 days.

Averaging 100 Nm a day of distance made good in a 24'er??? Over 55 days??? How do you do it ???

Or is my estimation off?

I am sure he had some sort of experimental, fold-able, jet engine !!!

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Thats about 4.2 Knts per hour. Seems reasonable for a 24 ft boat.
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Thats about 4.2 Knts per hour. Seems reasonable for a 24 ft boat.
Monkey,

You are right that this is an easy speed for a boat with LWL 21.75 that has a 1 lwl sqrt speed of 4.6 knt. Maybe even easier for an uldb one.

BUT. And this is a big loud BUT.

This is exactly why I used the odd and possibly technically incorrect phrase "distance made good".

Long ocean passages are never made in the straight line. And they are hardly ever (if ever) made in consistent wind that allows you to keep up good averages over that many days.

To make things even worse, the departure (Darwin area and out to some 500 miles offshore) and RSA approaches are NOT easy trade wind rides: you can get extended calms and light winds at the Darwin end and headwinds from before Madagascar to the continent.

Sailing from Darwin to Durban in 55 days, in this size of the boat, solo, is sizzling fast.

We have sailed this stretch. It's nothing like the Atlantic puddle jump or the Pacific coconut milk run. It is not a place for the meek. (It is better ...)

I have seen sailors literally kissing the dock on arrival at Richards Bay ...

I know one who crossed and called it quits too!

I have counted the boats lost or abandoned there last year when a friend of ours crossed: 7.

Webb is a great story teller and so I am sitting on the edge of my bunk waiting for his first post from Africa now!

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