Hey: One of my favorite exercises, too.
I start with my set of pilot charts
and model the trip on a day by day basis. Then I model the stores required, water
, and maintenance
. Then I model stowage, weight, consumption
rate and re-stowage following consumption
Two things come up. One is that eating and cooking
are resource consumers and the yacht's weight changes a lot over time. The other is that there is a fuel
ratio. Drifting for days is expensive with regards to food and cooking fuel
... maybe more so than burning diesel
As for boats. I have delivered race
boats and cruising boats long distances. A simple cruiser is more resilient than a racer/cruiser and charter
boats are unsuitable.
Did you read Kihivas? It was written by Istvan Kopar who later competed in the GGR2018. He did something similar to what you propose.