Originally Posted by simonmd
Ah so it's not the length, phew. Anyone who says thay've got a 5.5m boat that would easily cross the Atlantic needs locking up! I know it's been done, there was some mad Frenchman who went over in an inflatable Zodiac
in the 60's, maybe 70's but not something you'd reccomend for sure!
There was also a 5.2m Humber rib
made in the UK and sailed by Irishman Enda O'Coineen. The rib
had a 40 hp Suzuki, with 4 tanks
of petrol, oh and a mast
plus sail with a plastic sheet to make a canopy for the crossing in 1982. He wore a wet suit most of the way which rubbed like mad.
I met him at a party in 2004 and helped him jump start a yacht after the engine battery
died in the Solent. He is now helping a charity for disabled children
to go sailing. Despite thinking he was completely mad he is actually a nice chap.