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Old 16-09-2011, 16:29   #16
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Re: A Boat Question

My Gemini, 105Mc

After I get a bit of experience in the Southern Ocean around Tasmania,

Which is very easy for me as I live on the corner of the Tasman Sea and Bass Straight, and the Southern Ocean is about two hundred miles that way, Hahahahahaha
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Old 16-09-2011, 16:38   #17
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A Jongert 20S would be my pick.
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Old 16-09-2011, 16:38   #18
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A serious custom built expedition cruiser like Crusoe here. She has 25mm bottom plate, not too worried about ice with that...
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Old 18-09-2011, 09:06   #19
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If you had to make the passage around Cape Horn, what sailboat would you wish to have for the passage.

No need to own past or present, just a question for discussion.

Alajuela 33
ALAJUELA 33 sailboat on sailboatdata.com

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Big enough for 2 or 3 onboard
Good seaberths for 4
Small enough to be handled easily
Pretty good sail area
Well built
Cutter rig
Wonderful layout below for offshore.
Keel-stepped mast
Bulwarks
Substantial skeg

Cons:
Aft end of side decks are a bit narrow
Shrouds in the middle of side decks
Bowsprit
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Old 18-09-2011, 09:13   #20
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Did it in my 28' Herreshoff back in 1970. Next time a cruise ship.
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I've had enough rough weather in my life - I think I'd choose a submarine and take pictures of the Cape through the periscope!
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Old 20-09-2011, 10:23   #22
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The boat to round the Horn is the boat you have owned for several years, preparing thoroughly for just this event. It's the new, untested boats that are the killers and headaches. Cases in point - Gypsy Moth IV, American Promise, and Coyote.
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Queen Mary II or the Polar Sea
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oh...this is an easy one!

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