Rethinking the smallest boat circumnavigation

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by stonedpirate, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. whitepointer23

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  2. PlaningWheel
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    PlaningWheel Junior Member

    Can we back up one post to the subject of a 10' boat?
    It's my first post on the subject and I've given it some thought and effort.
    In younger days I considered an Atlantic crossing on a Hobie 16 so I find the topic interesting.
     
  3. bntii
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    Yep- this one will go very cheap to free.
    Rough, but something to build on and if with a haul out and clean up the boat could be sailing.
     
  4. PlaningWheel
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    Are these boats 10' long?
     
  5. whitepointer23

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    if you take 22 ft out of the middle it will be.:)
     
  6. stonedpirate
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    Hi all

    Thought I would pop in to let you know that I just arrived back home from sailing around the world in a 10' boat :p
     
  7. Mr Efficiency
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    Well done, when will you stop rocking, do you think ? :)
     
  8. stonedpirate
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    haha

    hopefully by this time next year :p
     
  9. BertKu
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    If it is truly true you did it, I take then my hat off for you. But why haven't we seen any news article about your round the world trip. Did you really sneaked into all the harbors and told nobody? Bert
     
  10. stonedpirate
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    lol

    nope

    spent the last few years living on a 25 footer, crewing on large yachts and jet ski fishing

    also have been getting drunk and laughing at my 10 foot boot idea :p
     
  11. Mr Efficiency
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    Sounds like you won't be tormented by regrets about not doing it, then.
     
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    At last you came to your senses.
    Bert
     
  13. Squidly-Diddly
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    I've always thought Lighter Than Air would work well with kite sails as a positive way to get them up in the air, as well as hold some shape to reduce tangling.

    Hydrogen can be produced from water with trickle electricity and isn't nearly as dangerous as gasoline IMO, just harder to store.

    I think even a few hydrogen ballons on a long string could be used help get a sail off the deck and under control.
     
  14. buzzman
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    Sorry to burst your bubble Squidly, but hydrogen is THE most dangerous gas for lighter than air balooons.

    It's what killed the Hindenburg and R-101 and why all zeppelins these days use helium, which is much less flammable and much more stable.

    Also explains why montgolfier type balloons use propane burners and hot air, rather than flammable gasses like helium and hydrogen.

    MUCH safer......
     

  15. stonedpirate
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    I considered trapping seagulls in a net and attaching them to the kite for initial lift
     
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