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Old 16-07-2008, 07:36   #31
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If it is believed a larger engine will make the difference. You can buy an outboard in St. Maarten for a whole lot less than most places. Might be the proper place to purchase one. I paid 50% of the U.S cost for mine in St. Maarten.....BEST WISHES in where you decide to go. I admire you courage!.....Budget Marine was the store, and they are online for information og cost.
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Old 16-07-2008, 14:36   #32
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A decade or more ago, when the most popular cat for world cruising was the Prout Snowgoose, The Heavenly Twins also featured at quite a high level in most circumnavigations by one class.

I am not sure that fitting a larger motor will achieve anything more than a higher fuel consumption. as their hull shape is not the most speedy, and design is more appropriate to two small inboards (1GMs or equivalent).

An alternative route is always down to Brazil, across to Cape, and then go far enough south to pick up the trades followed by a long slog over the southern ocean. Not the warmest route!
Hi Sassy,
Good to see all the other supportive messages but Talbots suggestion is not so daft.
We've pals who circumnavigated the Indian Ocean from Fremantle up to Cocos, across to Africa, down to S Africa, and then back to Freo.
And that was a 24 foot mono, slower IMO than your cat.
Good luck whatever you decide - but please do keep us all posted.
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Old 31-07-2008, 05:45   #33
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Hi Sassy,
Good to see all the other supportive messages but Talbots suggestion is not so daft.
I hope all my suggestions come under the category of "Not so daft"
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Old 31-07-2008, 23:03   #34
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Hi Sassy
I'm new to this forum, I wish all the best and safe sailing. Are you going to sail the red-sea too?
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:29   #35
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An alternative way of transiting the Panama Canal!!
This ship passed yesterday, heading towards the Carribean Sea.
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hi sessy,you are bravery girl.good luck.
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I wonder if it is possible to be deck cargo through the panama canal.
The most difficult part of going round the across the Indian Ocean is getting around the Cape of Good Hope. If you pick your weather window then it is pretty straight forward after that. The seas may get big but there is plenty of sea room and deep water
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I wonder if it is possible to be deck cargo through the panama canal.
Post 35 on this thread would appear to confirm that this is possible.
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Info on Panal Canal Transit

This is an older sail blog of someone traversing the Panama Canal.
It will give you some insight on the transit.
Log #39 - The Panama Canal

Maybe you can find more recent sail blaogs on this adventure.
Either way, Good Luck and God Speed
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An alternative way of transiting the Panama Canal!!
This ship passed yesterday, heading towards the Carribean Sea.

albeit...Very! very! expencive
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