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Old 10-15-2012, 06:20 AM   #7
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City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Generally blue water / passagemaker vessels have a low center of gravity, somewhat deeper draft and a fair amount of ballast to remain up right if they take a big wave on the beam. Below is a picture of a Thompson / Nelson I was looking at. It is a shoal draft cruiser with likely a too high center of gravity. Ok for a <100 mile trip from FL to the Bahamas; not a good choice for North Carolina to Bermuda (650 miles). If you are doing the crossing in a day, you can pick your day. If your crossing is 4 to 5 days or more, good chance you will get some heavy weather off shore.

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I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
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