Rethinking the smallest boat circumnavigation

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

  1. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    I know, right? Do it once and you can cross it off your list.

    It's all about the places you visit, not sitting there for weeks tending to sails and steering (or tweaking AP buttons).

    It's boring as hell.
     
  2. Yobarnacle
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    I have a 30 footer motorsailer on a trailer, 8.5 foot beam. Is that affordable? a trailer sailer?
     
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    43 years commercial seafaring...like going to jail for money. I did earn 2.5 million in wages. Spent all of it.
     
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    Or possibly a yuloh?
     
  5. stonedpirate
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    It is affordable, but will it circumnavigate?

    Exactly.

    In Serges interview, they asked him what appealed to him about sailing and he said, its not about sailing for me, its about the gypsy lifestyle, the world traveller.

    If i was a millionaire, i would be a sea gypsy exploring the world on a nice yacht. As a humble worker, i can only do it backpacker style in a bathtub. Might as well get a record out of it to keep me going when times are tough.
     
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  7. CatBuilder

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    So why not just ship the 10' boat in a 10' crate to wherever continent you want to be on?

    Much less expensive than trying to rig it for ocean crossings.
     
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    In the states a continual stream of capable hulls are cut up and disposed of each year.
    Six or so came out of the yard where my shop is over this last year- look into it, a modest though capable boat can be put together for less than you might think.
    I picked up a Contessa 26 a couple of years back for 1k. Others boats are free of for some portion of outstanding yard fees.
    The economy is still down- they can't give em away.
    Want a Triton?
    If not cut up already- free for the asking..
    Have you seen Atoms page?:
    http://atomvoyages.com/index.php

    Otherwise I get it- small boats are nice & there are some good examples to follow in the small boat cruising fraternity.
     
  9. mydauphin
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    I can actually take you to a few place where you can get a sail boat for nothing, minus a few parts of course.
     
  10. Yobarnacle
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    I paid 1k for my albin 25. Built 1971 in Sweden for the North Sea. Albins fiberglass layups from the 70s is famous for longevity and strength. It was cured indoors at controlled temperatures. I added the bow from an Oday daysailer to the stern to make a 30 foot double ender. Oday is also renowned for quality construction. If I wanted to circumnavigate, I'd completely close in the midship cockpit.
     
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    yes.... in s.cal there are boats all the time advertised "free if you get it out of here" ... just curious..... were these circ-navs 1st timers or did they have experience crossing in a larger vessel?..... as for me i'd prefer going over niagra falls in a barrel before i tried it in a bucket......................wb
     
  12. Yobarnacle
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    If recent posts are confusing Stonedpirate, it's because I at least am a bit confused as to what you want to achieve.
    If a cruising lifestyle is your aim, a 10 footer won't do.
    If setting records is your raison d'etre (reason for existing), there are records less dangerous than a circumnavigation in a 10 footer.
    I just want to be helpfull. Not judgemental.
     
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    Sven Yrvind took such an offer . . . . .
    So, be careful with those offers . . . :cool:

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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    When Sven took the above money he was already an experienced sailor. I don't know Stonedpirate's experience. If little or non then find a way to get sailing experience first, then rethink your goals. And then, if still persistent, take Mydauphin's offer -- but can't guarantee it's serious . . ;)

    Good luck !
    Angel
     

  15. stonedpirate
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    Sven has just done it all hasnt he :p

    The king of small boats.
     
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