Originally Posted by pete2169
I can store 30 gallons of water
aboard the guppy. I also have a hand operated water
desalinator that can make quart of fresh water from sea water in about 45 minutes.
I also have a solar
still that can make up to a half gallon of freshwater a day in direct sunlight. I have navigation
lights on the bow and stern and I plan to mount a light on top of the mast
I really don't know if you are serious or this is one of the longest running gags I've seen here in the forums
. You have one solar
no doubt. Got a patch kit? Heck, get a bunch of solar stills while you're at it. They are about as tough as those kiddy life preservers. Have you practiced pumping that Survivor manual water-maker for 45 minutes every day for a couple of months? For practical training for the voyage, I recommend not using any water except what you can pump each day so you can get used to it. It looks to be about a year and a half you've been posting
your 9 posts...hmm? So you're prepping to cross the ocean in a 13' lightweight untested boat
. I'll tell yah what; I have a personally autographed copy Hugo's book >> "Fathers Day"
<< and if you make it as far south as San Diego
on your shakedown cruise
, I'll meet you at the customs dock
and let you have my copy. It's good Karma to have it on board because your boat
is about 8 feet longer than Hugo's boat, and Hugo successfully crossed the Atlantic in his 5 footer.
Have you sailed your boat in the ocean yet? Have you set a departure date? Don't forget to get a water proof GoPro camera
so you can document everything for us to watch later.
Or maybe you could make a video blog like my friend >> Roz Savage
<< (click the link or Google
Roz's name). She has ROWED solo across three oceans. Check out her blogs. She might have some good info for you, and maybe you will see what kind of boat and preparation it really takes to do such voyaging. It can be done, but maybe you might want to rethink your vessel and gear
a little bit. Whatever you decide, and whatever happens, Good luck to you.....even if you're just pullin' our anchor