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Old 10-01-2013, 06:48   #1
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Crossing the Atlantic from Cape Town

Atlantis is searching for crew to cross the Atlantic from Cape Town to Brazil via St.Helena.
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When?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Atlantis.
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Hi Atlantis... Welcome to CF..
Best wishes on your crossing...
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Atlantis is searching for crew to cross the Atlantic from Cape Town to Brazil via St.Helena.
What kind of boat is it?
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Atlantis is searching for crew to cross the Atlantic from Cape Town to Brazil via St.Helena.
Possible date of departure is April or May.
Atlantis is an Ocean Spirit (build in South Africa)
See blog: Atlantis Yacht Discovering | Off Exploring


Thanks for welcoming us.
I am currently sailing single handed from Plettenberg Bay to Mosselbay (South Africa)


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What kind of boat is it?
It is an Ocean Spirit (build in South Africa)
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Probably April or May.
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Re: Crossing the Atlantic from Cape Town

You are in my old stomping ground (Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town). Wish I could join you as crew but my commitments here in the UK don't allow for that right now and around May - July we will be in the Carib looking for our boat.
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ship2210: You are looking for a 44' liveaboard. I see a 44' Barens Seatrader on cruiser.co.za.

Since you've some familiarity with that part of the world, could you tell be what you think of that E.S. Barens boat?
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ship2210: You are looking for a 44' liveaboard. I see a 44' Barens Seatrader on cruiser.co.za.

Since you've some familiarity with that part of the world, could you tell me what you think of the E.S. Barens boat?

That particular one is on the hard, I think.

Oops - now I see that it's sold! Anyway, I still have the question. What's your opinion?
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ship2210: You are looking for a 44' liveaboard. I see a 44' Barens Seatrader on cruiser.co.za.

Since you've some familiarity with that part of the world, could you tell me what you think of the E.S. Barens boat?

That particular one is on the hard, I think.

Oops - now I see that it's sold! Anyway, I still have the question. What's your opinion?
I don't think I am the right person to ask. There are many on this forum who are more knowledgeable, experienced and capable of giving you a more reliable opinion. For what its worth I can tell you that a steel hull is robust but there is a big caution ... they require a lot of maintenance and are probably way more expensive to attend to when problems arise with the hull. A new(ish) steel hull would be great and steel will take a pounding way more than fibreglass ever will but without proper maintenance (which is expensive anyway), you will be buying a huge bottomless pit of money.

For me, I would never consider a steel hull because it is way out of my financial league. If you can afford the repairs, maintenance and refurbishment costs it probably is a good option, otherwise, stick to fibreglass, its way cheaper and quicker to repair.

I am also more inclined to go for more modern designs (and some would smack me for saying that), so its a case of horses for courses and all dependent on budget and inter alia, the reason/purpose/usage for which you want a boat. There are so many considerations I would suggest "trawling" through CF older posts and you are definitely likely to get great info.
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