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  1. boatman61
    I've done a non-stop from FWI to UK.. 47days at sea with 200litres.. arrived with 30 still in the tank so it can be done.
    Wash in seawater and rinse off with 2l fresh in a shower bag, wash dishes in salt then spray with fresh from a squeeze gun to rinse.
    Don't load up on rice, beans and other dried foods which waste water unless your happy cooking with seawater.. canned stews, fruits, boil potato's in their jackets with seawater then peel.. skins come off easy.
    Lots of other little tricks that a general post on the forum will drag out from the 'Simpler Sailors'
    Ignore the flack from the big boat know nothings
  2. boatman61
    Hi Jimbo
    Not sure how the hull/deck is attached but pretty sure someone on CF will know, its 95% Americans
    As to it being something I would cross the pond in, yes depending on condition.
    However routing and time of year are important.. I prefer the WI-Azores-Spain/Portugal route over the more Northern ones like NC-Bermuda-Azores etc, kinder conditions usually though a longer first leg of 2300nm so provisioning is crucial and water.
    I've done a non-stop from FWI to UK.. 47days at sea with 200litres.. arrived with 30 still in the tank so it can be done.
  3. Capn Jimbo
    Hi... saw your post on sailing smaller boats across the pond. I'm looking here in S. Florida, saw a very clean Pearson 27 (wing keel, about 1988 I think), well maintained. I know it's fine for S. Florida, Bahamas, maybe some coast hugging Carib. island hopping, but since I saw you listed it as one of the designs you'd cross the Atlantic in, I wondered what you thought of this one.

    My concern: as you may know the P27 is an "open design" - no bulkhead behind the V berth (head is in rear of boat). At the same time I noted some very heavy floor ribs crossing the boat laterally. Also wondered if you knew how the deck is attached to the hull.

    Your thoughts for bluewater? Thanks.


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