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Old 02-14-2019, 06:44 AM   #21
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"They have a big catamaran sailboat, but other than fuel I suppose the risks are about the same?"

NO !! A capsized cat is stable inverted.

Most sailboats can take a knock down and recover.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:55 AM   #22
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What is your time frame?
How did you calculate your fuel usage?
What are the worse conditions you've experienced so far?

You can email me if you want to discuss it.
I'll be back in the USA mid-March, we could talk then in the phone.
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"They have a big catamaran sailboat, but other than fuel I suppose the risks are about the same?"

NO !! A capsized cat is stable inverted.

Most sailboats can take a knock down and recover.


I think the original poster has a power catamaran. But I guess a power catamaran without a mast and big sail will be less prone to flip?
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:27 AM   #24
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There was a good thread on a guy who took a Kadey Krogen across, started with WX, obviously a weather guy, which out of everything is the key piece to this trip.
(EDIT: just noticed Wxx3 wrote above, search his name for threads on his trip as well as reach out to him, he has done some amazing traveling)

Finding someone to "lead" yet not be a hired captain, might prove difficult, like marriages some are blessed some are.... well you know....... All the best!
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"But I guess a power catamaran without a mast and big sail will be less prone to flip?"

Not really, few even large cats have enough sail area to fly a hull, there not Hoby!

Breaking wave action can toss a cat , especially a heavy one that is IN the water , rather than floating ON the water.

Sure they all float but cats , and tri's will follow the wave surface , rather than allow the wave to build along side .

My experience is with a 45ft Headly Nichol Voyager Tri , run from NYC to Bermuda then to the Carib in 1970's.


A massive amount of work , till we installed an Aries self steering , and the next trip was a 12 day vacation.
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