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Old 26-03-2017, 19:40   #16
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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

Should be OK IF the wheels don't fall off it.
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Old 26-03-2017, 22:59   #17
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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

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The big Jeanneau's are well built.
Having said that... it is a flat bottom, fin keel, spade rudder design.
Check your keel bolts, inspect your rudder regularly.
And don't hit anything :/

Note: chackout La Vagabonde on youtube. They have been around the world on a Benneteau Oceanis 43. Just don't hit anything...
small correction - it's a Beneteau Cyclades (no longer produced)
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Old 27-03-2017, 04:14   #18
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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

Hmmm, here is an example that went across the Atlantic, North West passage and the Pacific (North and South), in Australia now (next to my boat), soon on her way to South Africa:
"Roxane"
Jeanneau, and 34 ft long, and over 30 years old, and single handed, and.....

Edit: I think most of the time single handedly, he arrived here on his own and will leave on his own anyway, other legs I am not 100% sure about.
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Old 27-03-2017, 10:35   #19
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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

Thanks for this information. I am leaning more towards the Jeanneau 53 ds
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Old 13-05-2017, 02:39   #20
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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

My previous boat was a JEANNEAU53 with 2 ownercabins and very richly equiped. I sailed with her 4 years by any weather in the agean sea and had no trouble at all.
Have no experience with atlantic crossing but i think if she can make it in the agean sea,shouldn't have a trouble to accross the atlantic.
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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

We have had a Jeanneau 53 since 2014.

Sailed her from Barcelona to Denmark Sea in 2014. Been cruising her in the Baltic Sea for two years and as am I am writing this she is en route to Lagos, Portugal just passing Rotterdam two hours ago.

We took some really strong winds in the Bay of Biscay in 2014 hitting 25 m/s wind.

We bought her with the intention of doing a circumnavigation - so far she has not let us down

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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

it is not the boat but the skipper that will make the difference in sailing that boat wherever it is to be sailed.
look at markj--he actually sailed a bendytoy around the planet. oh the horror! he did not die. unless he is using a ghost writer these days posthumously.
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Old 13-05-2017, 09:32   #23
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Re: Jeanneau, cross the Atlantic?

Is a 54' boat twice as big as a 38' boat? People do passages on much smaller boats than a 54' boat. When I go to a marina most boats are 30' - 40'. A 54' boat sticks out like the big dog.
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it is all the loose nut behind the wheel/tiller.....
Isn't that the truth!
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The boat doesn't matter as much as who is skipper. Even plastic bottles make it across oceans. So do $5 buoys and flip flops.
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Don't hit anything with any boat.
What I meant is that a fin keel/spade rudder is more vulnerable compared to an old full keel, and may be a steel hull. On the other hand they are faster, which is a safety point one might argue though recently achieved boat speeds are becoming an issue when it comes to hitting marine life as it was the case in the last edition of the Vendée Globe. It is my belief that it is more probable to hit marine life than a container. A full keel, steel hull is much better equipped to resist to such an impact.

I wish the cheap (or better said "affordable") production boat manufacturers, such as Beneteau, Jeanneau, Bavaria, etc., would consider a new, better approach to fixing the keel to the hull. I take RM as an example to follow with their galvanized steel structure at the base of the hull to which is attached the keel (or keels).

For the rudder, I would not go long haul without an emergency rudder; a wind vane is a go idea and can supplement as a spare rudder.

The steel structure at the base of an RM boat:

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