Small Sailboat Adventures

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Manie B, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. gonzo
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    Some of us do enjoy pushing boats hard though
     
  2. marshmat
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    Valid points, PAR, as usual. Most of the stories we hear about sailors getting into nasty conditions seem to involve a rush to meet a particular schedule, get to some specific port by a given date, etc.

    Since we're talking here about smaller yachts, storm tactics and seamanship are probably going to differ somewhat from what might be expected in a larger boat. Being smaller, lighter and slower on average means that you're probably already having a rough time in conditions where the bigger boats are still enjoying themselves. And it also means that your passages will take longer, exposing you to more weather and longer-range (thus less reliable) forecasts.
     
  3. gonzo
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    I've been at least a week away from a port several times. There is no way around or away from the weather. Also, meeting some kind of deadline is not always unreasonable. The ones that stay drinking margaritas are often the owners of floating reefs. They do one passage in their life and spend the rest talking about it.
     
  4. Tarheel
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    It might be helpful if the media did not press the public into doing foolish things.The Guiness Book of World Records should be renamed A
    FOOL AND
    COMMON SENSE.
    Yesterday I read about a man who crossed the Atlantic is a six foot boat. THe second question should be:
    Does his mother know he did this?
     
  5. Manie B
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    correct


    THE WORLD CIRCUS
    "IDIOTS DOING STUPID TRICKS"

    :D
     
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    Fast skimming dish dinghy.

    California to South Africa ....not bad !
     
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    can check out www.evantica.blogg.se
    Goggle "ming ming" 21 foot corribee
    Landsell 20 foot Havsfidra to the carribean from Swe.
     
  12. Manie B
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    evantica i like your blog page and although we are on opposite sides of the globe we share many common ideas
    I firmly believe in and enjoy small microcruisers, that is why i am building one
    I have been greatly inspired by Sven Yrvind

    I can see from your questions in general that you have a thirst for knowledge and please believe me you will only satisfy that thirst for knowledge by buying books on design.
     
  13. evantica
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    Thanks friend appriciate it! I would like to see your "little creation" Is it out here somewhere??? Sven Yrvind is a great inperation. My personal favorit of insperation will have to be "Kurt Bjorklund" R.I.P. I had the pleasure to meet him a couple of times, and also listened to him on cassetes (band) while he was sending onboard his "Golden Lady". He was not making it "Only a few can do this circumnavigate" And you're shure right have to buy some litterature and read! All the best from snowy Sweden. And Good luck in the Olympics (I'm an Ishockey fan) my tip... Swe: 7 - USA: 1...he...he
     
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