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Old 16-02-2016, 17:03   #1
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Outremer 55 Light - Tahiti to San Francisco - Video

Hi folks,

About a year ago me and a bunch of great friends left for the South Pacific in order to sail an Outremer 55 light to San Francisco. The video below is a 5 minute summary of all the tid bits from everyones iPhones, GoPros, DSLRs, etc. I thought it might be interesting for those who are looking at Outremers.

https://vimeo.com/155451175

All in all, it was 5 weeks and 5614 nautical miles including squalls, calms, ripped main sail, fishing, rough seas, debauchery, sunsets, etc. Feel free to reach out if you are thinking about getting an Outremer (or buying a boat in French Polynesia which was a process of its own). I'll do my best to answer.

Full website from the trip below:
https://voyageofthezephyr.squarespace.com/

Cheers,
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Re: Outremer 55 Light - Tahiti to San Francisco - Video

Hi Eric

Very cool. I remember looking at this boat on YachtWorld. Are you keeping the boat in San Francisco Bay? If so, it's the 2nd Outremer 55L we have here.
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Thanks for posing this Ellak - it was of great interest even for someone like myself who could never afford an Outremer 55!

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Great film - that drone took a battering
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Very cool. I remember looking at this boat on YachtWorld. Are you keeping the boat in San Francisco Bay? If so, it's the 2nd Outremer 55L we have here.
Yup, she in San Francisco Bay in Alameda. I was actually working on her in the slip one day, looked up and the owners of the other 55L had pulled theirs up right behind me!



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I'm so surprised we made it back to shore with the drone. Against all odds for sure.
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Re: Outremer 55 Light - Tahiti to San Francisco - Video

It the other 55L is Lil Bear, we know it. In fact the owners graciously gave us a sail on it when were shopping for a boat. That sail, arranged by a local broker, gave us the confidence to buy a large cat. We got it up to 15.6 with my wife driving. Great fun. Outremers are great sailing boats.

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And somehow, both boats became customers of mine.

Hey Eric!
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Hi folks,

About a year ago me and a bunch of great friends left for the South Pacific in order to sail an Outremer 55 light to San Francisco. The video below is a 5 minute summary of all the tid bits from everyones iPhones, GoPros, DSLRs, etc. I thought it might be interesting for those who are looking at Outremers.

All in all, it was 5 weeks and 5614 nautical miles including squalls, calms, ripped main sail, fishing, rough seas, debauchery, sunsets, etc. Feel free to reach out if you are thinking about getting an Outremer (or buying a boat in French Polynesia which was a process of its own). I'll do my best to answer.

Full website from the trip below:
https://voyageofthezephyr.squarespace.com/

Cheers,
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Great Video and 1100 miles a week average, They are truly a great boat.
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Great video! Thanks!


Weird though. You don't seem to be motoring 100% if the time. How can that be?
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