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Old 10-13-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Rainha Jannota is finally home

Rainha Jannota is finally home

After 917 nautical miles and 4 days and 10 hours, Rainha Jannota is now tied up in Marina de Aratu in Salvador Bahia.
With a small one night stopover in Rio de Janeiro for the 50 hours engine review, and also to load a new second anchor set up, the trip took place in all kinds of weather and sea conditions and passed all navigability tests. The first leg from Ubatuba to Rio took 122 miles coming around Ponta da Joatinga also called the Brazilian Cape Horn. The cross was done doing the night with 25 knts SSE wind and 8’ to 12’ ESE Sea in 6 sec to 8 sec intervals. Rainha was hardly beaten for about 6 hours from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
Leaving Rio in the afternoon of the next day was another nightmare as we found the low tide facing South High waves and wind. 12’ water walls were raised against Rainha’s Bow and I thought we were going to break the boat in several pieces.
Once turning Cabo Frio going north to Cabo San Tome, things smoothed up. The famous challenge in San Tome never materialized as we encountered the sea in calm conditions with barely some wind from SSE. However, suddenly after 9:00 PM, the sea raised quickly while the wind moved from SSE to NE. As long as we traveled in shallow waters 25 miles offshore in well-known fishing grounds, we had to face water in our faces while rallying around boats and fishing nets or long lines set ups.
Early in the morning of the third day and until shutting down the boat’s engines, we had no more problems than administrating fuel consumption.
The trip took 4 days and 10 hours at an average speed of 8.65 knots with a consumption of 4.5 GPH.
In this trip I was not trying to save fuel and we mostly run at 2000 RPM
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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Greetings,
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:11 PM   #3
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What a sea trial combined with first delivery trip. If she will perform like that, you have a great boat. Thanks for letting us know.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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Big Congrats on getting her home! Now you know for sure that you built her right! Must be the envy of the dock sitting prettily in her slip.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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What a great feeling of pride and accomplishment it must have been for you.
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:38 PM   #6
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All that and Brazil beat Argentina 2-0! It's been a good week down there... (Beatiful boat, BTW)
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:50 PM   #7
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Holy smokes!! What a trip...talk about baptism by fire! Like the others have said, what an accomplishment. I imagine you might have felt momentary thoughts of terror and doubt during times on a trip like that in an untested boat you just finished building yourself. Now you must be beaming with pride and satisfaction.

Did you have any systems issues or unexpected performance problems? Was the ride as smooth and dry as you expected? How did she handle in the rough waters? Were following seas an issue?

(sorry for so many questions.)

Thanks so much for keeping us updated.

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Old 10-14-2014, 06:17 AM   #8
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As a matter of fact I thought about turning back when leaving Rio. I just didn't do it because there was still 800 milles to go and it I waaited, I would get it worse and longer later down the road
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:25 AM   #9
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Congrats! epic build, now time to play with her.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:28 AM   #10
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Good looking boat

Glad things went well. Do you think you will need stabilizers or additional ballast.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:34 AM   #11
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Amazing to watch the build, then the launch and trip! You must be a great inspiration to the other boat builders on this site.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:18 PM   #13
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Good looking boat
Glad things went well. Do you think you will need stabilizers or additional ballast.

Good question. Actually no, I do not need adittional balast or stabilizers. When the wind blows sideways or the waves are from the smae nature, the boat goes in and comes back realy quick and then stops for a while. I think that the fin keels do the job just right.
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I just saw your post today, I was in Sint Maaten and conected few times.
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