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Old 09-20-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
City: Sydney Australia
Vessel Name: Spindrift
Vessel Model: 32ft NZ built Laurie Davidson. ( Sail !! )
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 9
Thanks Ben, No, not going to dump the drums in the ocean. I have done the trip to Hawaii from LA last year and then to Australia, would love to do it again but it's so far up that coast from Panama. I would rather just try and go for it the other route. I would also run the motor up to the correct temp every hour. Would not attempt to change the props at sea unless an emergency, or it was unusually calm, also have a fear of sharks as I was surfing here in Australia 30 years back and the guy near me was eaten, he died on the beach.

Another thing I have been contemplating is fitting a small mast forward and using a square sail, I used to be the captain of a brigantine so I know they work downwind.

All this will need some more thought, these are just early days, but I don't mind a challenge, better that being in an institution. I turn 70 next month !!

thanks for the speedy replies !! John
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