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Old 01-20-2021, 04:21 PM   #41
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Hugo Vahlen lived next door to a friend of mine. He had April Fool in his back yard. My friend introduced us and Hugo gave me a tour of the boat. It was a short tour.

Just for you anchor nuts, it had a Danforth.
Is it the best anchor? (I know I am nasty)

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Old 01-20-2021, 05:04 PM   #42
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Saw this in a museum. Used to cross the Atlantic. LOA 6' 3".
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You want small? How about Ed Gillette's successfully solo sea kayaking, in a 21' kayak, 2400 miles from California to Hawaii;

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In 1896, two Norwegian-born Americans in a clinker-built 18' dory, rowed across the Atlantic from NYC to England in 55 days. No support vessel.
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Watched the rowers come in in English Harbor at the their conclusion from going transatlantic. Most remarkable little vessels. Most had canopies. Elegant nav systems, bunking areas and efficient sliding seat rowing stations. Ladies and men, young and not so much. An interesting subculture of folks. Wife commented that we bitch about passage having all the comforts of home and these folks crossed the Atlantic with no showers, unable to stand, stretch and walk around, and every activity of daily living a big undertaking.
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large enough to hold the food and fuel for a 2 week transit at an economical speed without escort or replenishment.

the 82 foot patrol boat I was on was more then sea worthy enough, did many 30 foot waves on her, very uncomfortable to say the least. it had a narrow beam compared to maybe a fishing vessel of the same length. it might have been able to store enough food if you also stored food in the boatswain hole and the lazerette,(after steering), and the void under the forward berthing would have to be mostly dry stores. you’d run out of fresh food and frozen fairly fast. no way it could have carried enough fuel.
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Hugo Vahlen lived next door to a friend of mine. He had April Fool in his back yard. My friend introduced us and Hugo gave me a tour of the boat. It was a short tour.

Just for you anchor nuts, it had a Danforth.
Seems very foolish to me to cross an ocean with a Danforth anchor!
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Seems very foolish to me to cross an ocean with a Danforth anchor!
True but the 10,000 feet of chain was impressive.
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In the navy most warships have 2 or 3 anchors. 2 navy standard anchors and a danforth. The danforth is used all the time.
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“Sven” she said “Make the boat a bit smaller, clean out the cellar and build her there. Then in the spring we dig her out”

The cellar was not very big but neither was I or my needs. The biggest problem was that the house was very old and rested on a solid foundation of good Swedish granite stones, three feet thick. The cellar was four feet underground.

From the outside there was steps leading down to a small door. It was through that door the boat would have to be taken out. So one of the fundamental design requirements was how to draw an ocean going yacht small enough to go through that small non-flexible door.


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