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Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 06:36 PM
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Posted By mcarthur
I've been checking for about a year to keep an...

I've been checking for about a year to keep an ear out for opportunities, from Caribbean/Florida to Asia or Europe for us. I've found no cheap "back-haul" or "last minute" deals. This even two weeks...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,716
Posted By mcarthur
So is there a speed that is a minimum...

So is there a speed that is a minimum run-away-from-bad-weather speed? Of course you can go faster to run, say 200kn :whistling:, but I'm thinking a minimum. From the posts here, it looks that around...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 04:54 AM
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Posted By mcarthur
Thanks BandB, glad you corrected me. I don’t...

Thanks BandB, glad you corrected me.
I don’t want to take over the OP which is about UYT, so I’ll pm you.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mcarthur
I'm also evaluating a new P&M contract right now....

I'm also evaluating a new P&M contract right now. So far I've been happy with the very professional discussions.
I believe UYT is affiliated with Dockwise (same parent company?).
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By mcarthur
Good thought - half the distance to Azores, and...

Good thought - half the distance to Azores, and even Ireland direct is even shorter. I think MV Dirona did this, but starting Nova Scotia? A leetle colder perhaps (icebergs?! ffs!! lol)
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
Top thinking Bruce! We are planning a 2-3 day...

Top thinking Bruce!
We are planning a 2-3 day cobweb-clearing run around the place anyway, and this would be a great time to have a mentor aboard. They could then see the boat and systems...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
Yep, more than desirable :angel:. Necessary...

Yep, more than desirable :angel:. Necessary unless one bets on slow one-engine travelling in calm weather across half the mid-north Atlantic in May-June... I'm not taking that bet!
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
Thanks for replying - definitely expect a...

Thanks for replying - definitely expect a potential captain would want to know lots of things. Things like the boat has already crossed the Atlantic before.

I've already contacted a number of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
Whoops, graph now has a legend (as if you...

Whoops, graph now has a legend (as if you couldn't work it out yourselves)...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
David, Here's my estimates for our boat -...

David,
Here's my estimates for our boat - interesting difference between cat and monohull perhaps?
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
Sorry if I wasn't clear originally, we are after...

Sorry if I wasn't clear originally, we are after contacts rather than "don't do it" statements.

Happy to have "have you thought about ..." questions though as they focus the mind from those who...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,890
Posted By mcarthur
I have absolutely no idea! I can only presume...

I have absolutely no idea! I can only presume there's something new and patentable since it was granted, but I can't read French or even search for the patent.

As is the case over time, while...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
Thanks David. Good points indeed. I'm trying...

Thanks David. Good points indeed.

I'm trying to be rather conservative with fuel and distances because so much must remain unpredictable: as you say, the wind, currents and wave action can change...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
We'll definitely be having a shakedown cruise...

We'll definitely be having a shakedown cruise before the big(ger) event.

Transmission can be freewheeled (confirmed by engine and transmission manufacturers :thumb:) - good pickup.

I've not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By mcarthur
Teaching skipper for Atlantic crossing

So you missed out on the 2004 Norhaven transat? And the 2014? And you donít want to take your boat - but you have the experience and skills and could go if you had the boat? Read on... :thumb:

We...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-05-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,890
Posted By mcarthur
I'm not an expert, but it seems that while the...

I'm not an expert, but it seems that while the individual panels are heavier (possibly much heavier!), there's few/no ribs and few joints which saves a lot of weight. In theory strongall should be...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-04-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,890
Posted By mcarthur
Really interesting to watch! Just for your...

Really interesting to watch!

Just for your information, our boat is aluminium too but uses the Strongall(TM) method (translated...
Forum: Power Systems 02-01-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,469
Posted By mcarthur
Perhaps the question to ask manufacturers is -...

Perhaps the question to ask manufacturers is - did they test their engines for a significant time on 5yo diesel stored in rusty old steel drums left out in the rain? If the answer is yes, then you...
Forum: Power Systems 01-29-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,469
Posted By mcarthur
Can someone define "% under load" please since...

Can someone define "% under load" please since the main (only?) control we have on a diesel is throttle/RPM?

I understand "% of RPM" as a concept - it's easy to know that 80% of WOT RPM is "x" and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By mcarthur
That's definitely something I'd like to see - any...

That's definitely something I'd like to see - any idea how to get the information?
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By mcarthur
Thanks Alfa Mike - definitely put the tankage as...

Thanks Alfa Mike - definitely put the tankage as low and stable and central as possible.

Can I ask how much extra you had, and what your voyage was?
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By mcarthur
Definitely want the extra tankage down low. We've...

Definitely want the extra tankage down low. We've got quite a bit of room in the hulls, and most can be towards the centre so not to overload the ends.

I'd love to see the Cornell pilot for June...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By mcarthur
We could tow a dinghy full of 1L bottles...:eek: ...

We could tow a dinghy full of 1L bottles...:eek:

I don't have too much of a concern for fuel - we'll buy new containers if the bladders aren't good enough.
Two engines means a first level...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By mcarthur
Thanks BandB - that's very useful. Mine are...

Thanks BandB - that's very useful. Mine are Vetus, who don't make the flexible anymore.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By mcarthur
Excellent points! One of the reasons for direct...

Excellent points! One of the reasons for direct from St Martin is that Later May/early June appears to be a good time for decent highs south and south-west of the Azores - good for motoring through....
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