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Glenn McCarthy

Atlantic Crossing on a 23' Star Boat

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Meh, he seems prepared enough.  Boat is obviously not a star anymore, but it is star shaped more or less.  as long as he keeps it keel side down he should be ok.  My german is a little rusty, did he add more ballast?     

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Well, if you can sleep in a coffin then I guess you are good to go.  :huh:

 

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I did the Newport to Bermuda race in 1984 when I was 18 - shitty conditions: 20- 30+ on the nose for a few days after the stream - then not so much wind. return delivery was posh on a single tack with only 4 on board. anyways...

Maybe I'm just old or not as old as the off watch guy below but once dockside I had a long toothed, gray haired veteran tell me 4 things (Dark and Stormies where involved -  clearly):

1: never sail on an ocean, on a boat shorter in length than your years of age

2: If you own the boat never go before the mast.

3: Give buckets to the youngest on board and tell them if you don't bail fast, the boat will sink.

4: The classic "Never step down into a life raft'.

Wise words, me thinks...

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Why bother? Webb Chiles did it better a long time ago - and recently for that matter.

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8 hours ago, Liquid said:

I did the Newport to Bermuda race in 1984 when I was 18 - shitty conditions: 20- 30+ on the nose for a few days after the stream - then not so much wind. return delivery was posh on a single tack with only 4 on board. anyways...

Maybe I'm just old or not as old as the off watch guy below but once dockside I had a long toothed, gray haired veteran tell me 4 things (Dark and Stormies where involved -  clearly):

1: never sail on an ocean, on a boat shorter in length than your years of age

2: If you own the boat never go before the mast.

3: Give buckets to the youngest on board and tell them if you don't bail fast, the boat will sink.

4: The classic "Never step down into a life raft'.

Wise words, me thinks...

wow Liquid, this is starting to get expensive for me...

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Well.. not sailing but... two Finnish guys crossed atlantic with 4,3 meter sportsboat (Marino Mustang) in seventies..

 

 

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4 hours ago, Great Red Shark said:

Yes,  and you could cross Death Valley on a Pogo Stick,  but Fuckin' WHY ????

 

I heard some guys went from Ecuador to Fiji in a balsa raft.  Who gives a shit? 

A wee squall and Star guy would be chum.  Luck is for the stupid. 

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29 minutes ago, TonyFromSheepsheadBay said:

I heard some guys went from Ecuador to Fiji in a balsa raft.  Who gives a shit? 

A wee squall and Star guy would be chum.  Luck is for the stupid. 

The Star had a cut-down rig; enclosed, albeit cramped, cabin;  and a small cockpit. Looked reasonably seaworthy for trade wind crossing.

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28 minutes ago, RKoch said:

I think someone already crossed the Atlantic in a beach cat.

People crossed the Atlantic in the 70's in 7ft bathtubs.  I discourage the practice.  

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1 hour ago, h20man said:

I know.. that is why I gave the link in the response: http://users.tpg.com.au/kkmiller/hobie/across_atlantic.html   (just to be clearer).... 

 

Yet they were 'experienced' and claim they would NOT do it again.

Yea, a beach cat is risky. A Star prepared for the voyage much less so. Probably safer than some other choices, although definitely cramped. Think I would have built a small doghouse or raised cabin in the forward cockpit area he just decked over. At least for sitting room. Cutting down rig a good move, last thing he needed in trade winds was sail area.

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11 hours ago, h20man said:

I know.. that is why I gave the link in the response: http://users.tpg.com.au/kkmiller/hobie/across_atlantic.html   (just to be clearer).... 

 

Yet they were 'experienced' and claim they would NOT do it again.

Great link, thx

Worth a read just for the sleeping conditions.

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I heard about some guy that built a 65' trimaran to sail to Hawaii a few years back.

Anyone know how that turned out?

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On 30/11/2017 at 10:23 PM, Liquid said:

I did the Newport to Bermuda race in 1984 when I was 18 - shitty conditions: 20- 30+ on the nose for a few days after the stream - then not so much wind. return delivery was posh on a single tack with only 4 on board. anyways...

Maybe I'm just old or not as old as the off watch guy below but once dockside I had a long toothed, gray haired veteran tell me 4 things (Dark and Stormies where involved -  clearly):

1: never sail on an ocean, on a boat shorter in length than your years of age

2: If you own the boat never go before the mast.

3: Give buckets to the youngest on board and tell them if you don't bail fast, the boat will sink.

4: The classic "Never step down into a life raft'.

Wise words, me thinks...

Would #1 be in feet or meters?;) :P

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1 minute ago, Trovão said:

Would #1 be in feet or meters?;) :P

I’m liking the metric system a lot more as an option. 

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28 minutes ago, mad said:

I’m liking the metric system a lot more as an option. 

Sure. But waaayyy more expen$ive!

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