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Old 10-09-2011, 10:14   #1
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In certain sailing circles, the size and pedigree of a vessel has major import. Another school of thought is that it is the competence of the captain rather than the boat that is critical. We all know the epic voyage of Captain Bligh when he was set adrift in a 23 foot launch vessel by his mutinous crew and of the incredible Roger Taylor (thesimplesailor.com) in his 21 foot junk rigged Corribee that has sailed the ominous waters of high latitudes where larger vessels with heavily manned crews have disdained or avoided completely. Now, Sven Yrvind has left Ireland for Florida in a 16 foot home built sailboat. His interesting website can be viewed at: (Yrvind.com). We all must ask ourselves the same question: Is it the boat or the captain? Is it a floating condo on the water or a clean, practical sailing machine with enough amenities to complete the passage. Take a look at these two websites for a look at the purity of the sailing experience. Good luck and good sailing, Ron
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:24   #3
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Size has nothing to do with seaworthy! you can put a cork in a bottle and drop it in a hurricane and it will be floating just about forever if it dont hit something hard!
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In certain sailing circles, the size and pedigree of a vessel has major import. Another school of thought is that it is the competence of the captain rather than the boat that is critical. We all know the epic voyage of Captain Bligh when he was set adrift in a 23 foot launch vessel by his mutinous crew and of the incredible Roger Taylor (thesimplesailor.com) in his 21 foot junk rigged Corribee that has sailed the ominous waters of high latitudes where larger vessels with heavily manned crews have disdained or avoided completely. Now, Sven Yrvind has left Ireland for Florida in a 16 foot home built sailboat. His interesting website can be viewed at: (Yrvind.com). We all must ask ourselves the same question: Is it the boat or the captain? Is it a floating condo on the water or a clean, practical sailing machine with enough amenities to complete the passage. Take a look at these two websites for a look at the purity of the sailing experience. Good luck and good sailing, Ron
I agree, with the compitence part.....I been out crabbing off dutch harbor with a skip that recently got his 100 ton ticket and hit nasty stuff with out a hitch then went out with a so called exp. Skip headed towards san clemete island off sandiego in a tiny little trap boat and the @#$hole nearly killed us in a small craft advisory by leting one of the fuel tank completely empty till we were sitn cock eyed....competentence is every thing....
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Size has nothing to do with seaworthy! you can put a cork in a bottle and drop it in a hurricane and it will be floating just about forever if it dont hit something hard!
Now if I could just convince my wife of this!.....
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now, cheechako=---that may or may not happen as the motion changes.....LOL
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It looks like Sven Yrvind ended his attempt. He discovered serious issues with his boat:

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