Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-07-2013, 12:59   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
Transatlantic Without Own Boat

I have a dream to sail transatlantic as a skipper. I am ready to spend
some money (let say $10K) but I can not buy and equip boat to the required level.
Is it possible to rent a boat or some other way to do it?
I will be glad for any suggestions.
__________________

__________________
sea_kaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 13:08   #2
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,203
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Transatlantic without own boat

What equipment are we talking...
All you need is a soundish boat with decent motor and sails... a laptop CP and HH GPS back up.. a tiller/wheel pilot and your good to go... lotsa possibles out there for less than $10K..
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 13:18   #3
Armchair Bucketeer
 
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
Re: Transatlantic without own boat

If you waived that $10k at a delivery Skipper he might be prepared to take a back seat as crew whilst you do the Skippering (at least until he thinks you are gonna kill him!).
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 13:20   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
Re: Transatlantic without own boat

I would feel comfortable on something about 40 feet. I also not sure that I can have sound boat, with sails in good condition, good shrouds, serviced motor etc for this money...
__________________
sea_kaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 13:24   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
Re: Transatlantic without own boat

Than you. I didn't considered this way - it might be good and even safer idea.
__________________
sea_kaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 13:35   #6
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,203
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

What's this 40+ft obsession most folk seem to have...
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 14:22   #7
Registered User
 
Crimea Cruiser's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Crimea
Boat: Colin Archer 36', steel
Posts: 358
Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
What's this 40+ft obsession most folk seem to have...
The US marketing machine! they have a way of colluding to alter minds into emptying your pockets into their clients pockets.
__________________
If it floats it's a boat, or perhaps it's f#cal matter!
Crimea Cruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 14:36   #8
Registered User
 
Artif's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 261
Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

COOKIE & VOYAGE STATISTICS

Go for it
__________________
Artif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 23:18   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
What's this 40+ft obsession most folk seem to have...
I have several considerations. I think I need 4 people crew for steering and having some time to rest. It mean there is a need for 2 cabins at least.
I am planning to have supplies for 3 month (to be on safe side) and it will be about 500 kilograms of water only. With all spare parts and food it will be more. I do want boat for which such additional weight will not be too much load on rigging.
One month travel is not easy on people and having a bit of space helps.
I also read that 40 feet is a size considered safe for Atlantic.
In the same time - i am not that experienced in offshore sailing (although have some) and bigger boat will be a bit more forgiving to me...
__________________
sea_kaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 23:29   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crimea Cruiser View Post
The US marketing machine! they have a way of colluding to alter minds into emptying your pockets into their clients pockets.
May be. I would ask - what is safer? 40 feet AWB or 30 feet full keel, old style heavy displacement boat?
__________________
sea_kaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 23:38   #11
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,203
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by sea_kaban View Post
I have several considerations. I think I need 4 people crew for steering and having some time to rest. It mean there is a need for 2 cabins at least.
I am planning to have supplies for 3 month (to be on safe side) and it will be about 500 kilograms of water only. With all spare parts and food it will be more. I do want boat for which such additional weight will not be too much load on rigging.
One month travel is not easy on people and having a bit of space helps.
I also read that 40 feet is a size considered safe for Atlantic.
In the same time - i am not that experienced in offshore sailing (although have some) and bigger boat will be a bit more forgiving to me...
That's a bit like saying "I saw it on TV so it must be true".... sail a little and when you have an idea come back...
Man... so many Wiki Sailors...
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 23:40   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by sea_kaban View Post

I have several considerations. I think I need 4 people crew for steering and having some time to rest. It mean there is a need for 2 cabins at least.
I am planning to have supplies for 3 month (to be on safe side) and it will be about 500 kilograms of water only. With all spare parts and food it will be more. I do want boat for which such additional weight will not be too much load on rigging.
One month travel is not easy on people and having a bit of space helps.
I also read that 40 feet is a size considered safe for Atlantic.
In the same time - i am not that experienced in offshore sailing (although have some) and bigger boat will be a bit more forgiving to me...
I've been on 40 footers where I thought I was going to die just sitting at the dock and just this last weekend sailed on a Sato (?) 26 that I would circumnavigate in.

Don't fall prey to the bigger is better tribe ... It's BS.

A good book on the subject is "A Sensible Guide to Cruising" by Don Casey. It'll help you figure out what is truly necessary.
(http://www.amazon.com/Sensible-Cruis.../dp/0071580255)

Personally, I'd take a 32-35' boat, built in the 60s, full keel, sound rigging (standing and running), sound engine, current & functional electronics and have a go at it. My budget is 30k. It could be don't for 10-15 with some compromises.

Good luck.
__________________
SeattleYacht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 23:41   #13
Marine Service Provider
 
FLLCatsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 452
What is the longest passage you have made as skipper? What about as crew?
__________________
FLLCatsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 23:46   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

Quote:
Originally Posted by FLLCatsailor View Post
What is the longest passage you have made as skipper? What about as crew?
My longer passage is about 600 miles as a skipper. I skippered one way from Canary Islands to Palma and it was a lag from Madeira to Gibraltar. As a crew - 140 a lot of time ago...
__________________
sea_kaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 23:55   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
Re: Transatlantic Without Own Boat

How many miles, days at sea or anything else I need to consider myself not a wiki sailor?
__________________

__________________
sea_kaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do All Yacht Insurance Policies Have a Manufacturer's Defect Exclusion? GUYBURGER Boat Ownership & Making a Living 14 21-12-2014 07:16
Woman Living on a Boat ? freya34 Liveaboard's Forum 66 24-07-2012 17:21
The buying process. Talk me through it. dgasmd Dollars & Cents 42 11-05-2012 19:16



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:06.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.