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Old 10-08-2016, 21:52   #31
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Re: What Type Of Boat To Buy

For the $10K you spend in fuel cost to cross the pond, just learn to sail. My mom and dad cross the pond using less than 25 gal. The 6-8 people on a mid 40ft'er will be an experiment, better get a couple water-makers. Little out of your price range a cat is the only boat that provides enough room for 8 in that size. Guessing the rest of the crew aren't boaters, might charter a cat down south for 10-14 days. You're getting ready to make a huge lifestyle change. Good luck.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:06   #32
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Re: What Type Of Boat To Buy

Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
Actually there's a few trawlers made it across.. from the Caribe (SXM) to Flores is roughly 2300 miles.. allowing for currents.. though I would suggest you take the easier power route.. Beaufort/Morehead City to Bermuda.. Bermuda to Flores ...
Maybe a stupid question but why Azores is allays reached from Bermuda not from Nova Scotia which is somewhat 1000nm nearer. Is it because of weather there or currents.
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