Yrvind

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Manie B, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Or a smaller one and/or a solar distiller for spare or for normal use . . .

    Anyway, good luck to Sven . . ! ! ! :cool:

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  2. Yes
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    Rain

    Can you see if he is getting rain? He must know what he is doing. He has the experience with small boats. His rainwater catchment system must be good enough.
     
  3. Manie B
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    The rain forecasts are only 1 mm per 3 hours every other day, which is very little. His progress is still in line with the weather forecasts, and based on what data we have got now and his current position, it is estimated that the journey to Madeira will take approx 40 days. Sea tempratures are around 18 / 20 deg C and overcast conditions, visibility 6 to 8 nm.

    I looked at that video but as I cannot understand the language so I still cannot figure out if he has a small watermaker on board. I cant ever remember reading on his website that he has a watermaker.

    Enjoy ;)
     

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    Water

    He never mentions having watermaker on board. At least I haven't seen it. But as I said...with his experience he must know what he's doing.


    I looked at that video but as I cannot understand the language so I still cannot figure out if he has a small watermaker on board. I cant ever remember reading on his website that he has a watermaker.

    Enjoy ;)[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the maps and info.
     
  5. Yes
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    He seems to be doing this trip at walking pace. 5 kilometers per hour :)
     
  6. Manie B
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    I must say that it's looking better now. He seems to be able to hold direction better as the winds are still changing a lot. To me it's like he is able to beam reach better than at the start. The test for close reaching will come over the next couple of days but generally the winds are better further south where he is now = running downwind mostly. He does get a little rain but still only 1 to 3 mm over the odd 3 hour periods.

    As he is now over the 1/3 mark it still looks like a 40+ days voyage.
    I still worry about the water because 1 litre a day plus a lttle rain that I estimate will only give a total of 1,5 litres a day average.

    I am really enjoying this exercise because it's very seldom that one gets to follow a trip "live" with which you can constantly monitor UGRIB and SPOT simultaniously. I use Passage Weather as a backup.

    So even if the boat is painfully slow, at least it is sailing, and not completely at the mercy of the wind and tides. He is close enough to the "as the crow flies" straight line.

    Enjoy
    :D
    :D
    :D
     

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  7. GTO
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    The small quantity of water he is carrying really bothers me. Lack of proper hydration can make you do stupid things and I just don't understand why he chose not to carry more. If I had to choose between more water and eating protein and carb bars versus packaged/canned food and less water, I would select the first option.

    I'm also wondering how well his boat is performing versus a more conventional design. Can anyone come up with a traditional design around 18 feet that is capable of making the same voyage and estimate it's miles made good per day?

    I would like to figure out if Yrvind's design offers any advantages for ocean travel, other than the lifeboat like design features. Given the small size restriction, of course.
     
  8. Yes
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    He's speeding up! Last 3.2 hours he's been doing 7.6 km/h. :). About the water...he's been sailing in small boats before...he must know what he's doing? But he obviously depends on catching some rainwater on the way and he cannot use the rainwater if it's too windy (due to salt content).
     
  9. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    [​IMG] - [​IMG]

    Jay Benford 4.22 m (13'-10") Long Distance Cruiser Happy, nice boat, but this one was cracked on a reef, I'll guess Yrvind wants to be able to beach everywhere.

    Angel
     
  10. Manie B
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    The reason why I am constantly reading and watching

    Sven Irvind http://www.yrvind.com/index.html
    Rodger Taylor http://www.thesimplesailor.com/voyages.html
    Berque brothers http://emmanueletmaximilienberque.blogspot.com/
    Rory McDougall http://roryandcookie.blogspot.com/
    Alessandro di Benneto http://www.alessandrodibenedetto.net/

    is that I hope and pray that my boat will be able to do 100 to 120 miles per day AND handle the dangerous Indian Ocean and currents past Durban and Cape Town

    I feel that my boat is traditional in the sense that it is nothing new or strange or wildly "different"
    Time will tell, but the good news is that launch day is getting VERY close

    Wynand
    http://5psi.net/
    has been my shoulder to cry on and a pillar of strength over the past two years, a mountain of information and VAST experience.

    Dries
    http://www.epsilon-eng.com/
    lives close to me and has been VERY good with tecnical input.

    As a design and build exercise I really think my boat could do a lap, safely and comfortably, WITH a watermaker;)

    When you look at the Souriceau
    http://hensevalyd-english.jimdo.com/works-and-creations/souriceau-4-75m-micro-cruiser/
    which is 4.75m against my 5.05m (17ft) you can see from the videos that a boat of this size CAN SAIL and if built well, can do the job easily.

    HOWEVER it is important to have a skipper that has got experience (which sadly I dont have) I can build it and I can sail it, but my experience of longdistance sailing is VERY limited.

    Non the less I am having fun, and I love Sven for all his excentricity :)
     
  11. GTO
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    Angel, Manie, thanks for the new links. Interesting designs.

    4 knots seems reasonable for a boat that size.
     
  12. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Manie, thanks for keeping us updated, keep it up please :)

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  13. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    (some extension of post#39)

    ‘‘I'll guess Yrvind wants to be able to beach everywhere’’ - and even Yrvind is not always in the middle of an ocean and when not, he can do some gunkholing with his boat and seek out the serenity of isolated anchorages in rivers and coves instead of crowded marinas & popular bays. I'll bet this way he sees more the beauty of the countries he visits. The price he pays, far as the experiment is not covered by his experience, is trail and error and the great man offers everyone the opportunity to learn from it as well.

    So [​IMG] for Yrvind..!!

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  14. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    The small one in post#31 will take about 7,000 strokes to get 2.5 L out of it, which will take about 3 hours of daily pumping*. Don't know how many months it will survive that, it looks like an emergency aid to me.

    * which will make you post here ;)

    And thanks for all the links!

    Good luck!
    Angel
     

  15. Manie B
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    Good going for the past couple of days but the forecasts are poor winds until Wednesday, but the possibility of light rains, which is important.
     

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