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Old 11-11-2014, 02:41   #1
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Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

i know people have done it in less but when i do it id like some peace of mind in the sence i got some reviews from some long time sailors, thanks.

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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, blazeit.
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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

What's your level of experience?

Going east or west?

Which route, tradewinds or via Nova Scotia?

What time of year?

Singlehanded or with crew?

Short answer is yes, depending on the answers to all the above.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:11   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, blazeit.
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What's your level of experience? none, i am going to get the boat then get adequate training time in.

Going east or west? east

Which route, tradewinds or via Nova Scotia? tradewinds

What time of year? when its the safest

Singlehanded or with crew? single handed

Short answer is yes, depending on the answers to all the above.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:44   #5
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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

E or W?

What skills do you bring to the nav table?

Etc.

I do not think the question is if we would I think the question is if you can.

Many did does not mean everybody can.

Then there is luck. But only for those who naively believe they have the good one.

Costs of mid ocean rescues are high.

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i know people have done it in less but when i do it id like some peace of mind in the sence i got some reviews from some long time sailors, thanks.

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If the question is whether I would cross the Atlantic in any of these the answer is .................... NO


But you are welcome to do so.
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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

The answer to your question is in the data. Do you know how to read it?

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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

What's your level of experience? none, i am going to get the boat then get adequate training time in.

Good luck with that. I would suggest plenty of practice before taking off on an east bound crossing.

Going east or west? east

Which route, tradewinds or via Nova Scotia? tradewinds


The tradewinds are usually considered the E - NE winds just north of the equator. If you are sailing to the east then you will want to go north of the tradewinds, otherwise you are sailing a few thousand miles uphill.


What time of year? when its the safest


Good plan.

Singlehanded or with crew? single handed


OK.


Short answer is yes, depending on the answers to all the above.


Of the list you posted my preference would be the C&C.

And you know dude that Barnakiel was just like trying to offer some good advise because you know like you aren't asking about just sailing across a lake. I mean you are the one that put sailing across the Atlantic into the discussion, know what I'm sayin?

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Why not a real boat like a Flicka20.
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mmm . . . I presume the constrain is budget. Can you swing at Tartan 30? I personally would be rather happier in one of those.

But with respect to the boats you listed . . . . it is a really hard question. You already know the boats can theoretically make it, if the skipper and preparations are good enough. So, the question really is not about the boats but about you, and we don't know you. I would suggest the question to ask yourself is how much tenacity do you have? That's probably going to be the most important factor - not quitting, keeping going when everything is in the shits - the boat breaking and the weather horrible and you are having no fun at all. So an honest question: when the going gets really tough, are you are fighter or a quitter?
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No. I'd buy an airline ticket, then purchase a boat when I get over there.
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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

Of these 4 boats I think the Hunter is the best for an ocean voyage as long as the keel bolts and rudder are secure. I'm not a fan of Hunter boats, prefer more solid construction, nevertheless a sound Hunter 27 with an inboard diesel is certainly up to the task.
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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

"A Fool and his Life are Soon Parted".

Sub 30 boats should be left in bays or nailed to the coast.

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Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

Boats that size (or smaller) have done it.

A sound boat, good weather and sailing experience help. I hope you get the most of both you can.

Obviously a concern would be the seaworthiness of any boat in a storm (see photos). But, some make it across with nothing more than a few squalls and fine weather.

There are numerous videos on youtube of small boats doing the Atlantic crossing. While they may not win awards for cinematography, they will show what some have experienced in the weeks it takes to make a crossing on a small boat. Here is a link to one to get you started.

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