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Old 21-11-2011, 19:48   #31
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Old 21-11-2011, 20:15   #32
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If weight is a factor then what would the weight need to be? I understand it could be a small but heavy boat but then it would depend upon weight, but if it's long and light then it would be determined by length correct? And I'm leaning toward multihulls( for th the stability and being up on a broad deck). Sorry I know this is annoying.
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Old 21-11-2011, 20:19   #33
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If weight is a factor then what would the weight need to be? I understand it could be a small but heavy boat but then it would depend upon weight, but if it's long and light then it would be determined by length correct? And I'm leaning toward multihulls( for th the stability and being up on a broad deck). Sorry I know this is annoying.
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Old 21-11-2011, 20:25   #34
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There are a number of multihull threads covering this question. Try the search function.

The general concensus is minimun 40 ft whilst many have circumnavigated on less. 44-46ft to me is better however more cost to purchase/maintain and manage although ultimately more seaworthy. Many consider 50ft too difficult to manage single handed although there are many couples sailing on up to 50ft cats.
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Old 21-11-2011, 21:05   #35
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Many consider 50ft too difficult to manage single handed although there are many couples sailing on up to 50ft cats.
And then you get little girls sailing a 75ft powerhouse single handed around the world



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And then you get little girls sailing a 75ft powerhouse single handed around the world




There is always the out-ligher don't you agree. To me singlehandling is more of a sleep deprevation, safety(insurance) issue. Not wise to breach the COREGS knowingly as a cruiser.
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Lookup rebecca burg from keys. She lives aboard and is also an artist.

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And then you get little girls sailing a 75ft powerhouse single handed around the world




Did you just call Ellen MacArthur a little girl? Them's fightin' words, and I doubt you could take her...
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Yes, but I think she had sponsors and could really do state of the art preparations for her boat. Most young people simply woul dnot be able to afford it.
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Yes, but I think she had sponsors and could really do state of the art preparations for her boat. Most young people simply woul dnot be able to afford it.
Raku the post on Ellen Mcarthur is simply a red herring and off Topic. Sure it can be done but it is racing not cruising.
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I just wanted to get an idea for what i was thinking. For example what would be the minimum length cat i would need to world travel? I can learn to do anything, ill do anything to learn how to do this. Thats one benefit why im going to the college im going to, it will get me the money i need to do this, i learn how to sail, and i learn how to work on ships and long,long trips at sea. Everything i do revolves around this, dont shoot me down yet.
Check out a couple of Westcoast Canadian folks sailing a Gemini 105Mc around the world www.Slapdash.com They are leaving pic's of there adventure on there web site. These folks have been taking there time and picking the best weather patterns to sail, they started in BVI and to Hawaii to now the Med and soon back to BVI.
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Did you just call Ellen MacArthur a little girl?
Have you seen the size of her?
She ain't no bronzed Amazon
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Raku the post on Ellen Mcarthur is simply a red herring and off Topic.
Hardly, it showed that a larger than 50fter can be sailed single handed.

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Sure it can be done but it is racing not cruising.
of course it is, but cruising at your own pace would be easier don't you think?

If cruising a boat like that single handed, you could probably be running a blade jib and a double reefed main generating little load and still be reeling off impressive mileage.

Not everyone likes to sail on smaller, some like having extra waterline length just because they can.
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To clarify , long boats don't have to be big boats therefore don't necessarily have to have big sail plans to drive them.
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Check out a couple of Westcoast Canadian folks sailing a Gemini 105Mc around the world www.Slapdash.com They are leaving pic's of there adventure on there web site. These folks have been taking there time and picking the best weather patterns to sail, they started in BVI and to Hawaii to now the Med and soon back to BVI.
Your joking - the Slapdash site is all spam/commercial distractions etc.

The Gemini link is buried somewhere perhaps.

Overtly commercial. Would not recommend a visit, good place to pick up a virus.
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