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Old 09-08-2019, 03:47 PM
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Default How many sailboats are crushing the open ocean.

Iím not talking 50 to 100 miles out Iím talking about cruzing the open ocean. I have not been past 100 miles but would you see random boats traveling? Iím talking waterworld type of life?
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Originally Posted by storytime View Post
Iím not talking 50 to 100 miles out Iím talking about cruzing the open ocean. I have not been past 100 miles but would you see random boats traveling? Iím talking waterworld type of life?
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My friend met a couple that have traveled the oceans for 13 years. 32’ sailboat so not very big. Their longest voyage was 68 days through the Pacific. They grew vegetables on board.
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Youtube.. TONS of private couples sailing the open oceans...
Hundreds and even thousands of miles offshore
For example HI to California OR NYC to London.. all on Youtube
Honestly looks amazing ALTHOUGH I would do it a Nordhavn
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I'd be chicken.
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Start here. On YouTube search

Sailing zarara

Sailing with the Wynn's

Very well done travel logs.
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I wish I could afford to do it
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I forgot the most important part. In 13 years they only used 62 gallons of diesel.
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They are out there but not many, We have a beautiful ocean going boat named Miniskirt that hangs out in Beuafort that could sail all over the world. Charleston had a few boats you would hear about or read in the paper. I would bet around Annapolis there are a few transatlantic boats. When we lived in Newport, Rhode Island there were a few. Just so you know......Club Med sailed around the world in 62 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes in 2001. Today the sailing record is 40 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes. That is fast!
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YouTube Volvo Ocean Race, new respect after watching that...
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I sailed 4000nm from Ibiza Spain to St Lucia in the Caribbean. Trip took 40 days with 15 day stop in Canary Islands before crossing the Atlantic. It was awesome, sailed thru Gibraltar in a storm, saw whales 1000mi offshore, Casablanca, thousands of dolphins following along, caught hundreds of mahi and even two huge 20lb squid on night troll without much wind, Crew of 8 on Leopard 45 catamaran. Average speed was 6kts. What an adventure

They are out there
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
I forgot the most important part. In 13 years they only used 62 gallons of diesel.
yeah and probably stole toilet paper and water at every port
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Originally Posted by buccanr1 View Post


yeah and probably stole toilet paper and water at every port
funny how yachties get that thrown at them, long ocean voyages in sail boats is not about doing it cheap, it's all about being practical and safety, a decent sailboat is a lot better for ocean passages than a fast running game fisher, plus any sort of power boat would not carry enough fuel for thousands of miles across open oceans to remote locations, being called cheap would matter little to a "real" sailor, none of this out running storms that come up out of nowhere, that is a THT special saying, the boat is designed to take it on with safety and independent of land based resources.
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I never said sailboaters are cheap. I said they probably stole the water and toilet paper at every port. I have first hand knowledge of this practical phenomenon.
Ask any dock master at any dock in the Atlantic.
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Most global sailors don't use busy docks, that sort of thing is reserved for cheapskate live aboards who just move from place to place when they get punted from one place, they just mooch around to another, don't confuse the two.
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Originally Posted by Ar15bang View Post
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Sailing zarara

Sailing with the Wynn's

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Sailing Zatara
Gone with the Wynnís
Sailing Uma (watch these guys at beginning and build their dream boat form nothing)

Lots of couples and families doin it.
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I forgot the most important part. In 13 years they only used 62 gallons of diesel.
And bitched like hell at the price of it.
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I am envious of all these sailing couples/families. I watch all of the listed youtubers along with sailing la vagabond. My wife and I have talked about doing this and almost put a 3 year plan in motion, but the fear of walking away from our careers scared me off. My hats off to those who can make the jump into that lifestyle. I have been 100+ miles offshore on solo fishing trips numerous times and imagine a 1000 miles offshore crossing the pacific would be an amazing adventure.
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I am envious of all these sailing couples/families. I watch all of the listed youtubers along with sailing la vagabond. My wife and I have talked about doing this and almost put a 3 year plan in motion, but the fear of walking away from our careers scared me off. My hats off to those who can make the jump into that lifestyle. I have been 100+ miles offshore on solo fishing trips numerous times and imagine a 1000 miles offshore crossing the pacific would be an amazing adventure.
Most of them monetize thru Patreon etc while cruising. La Vaga waa around 9k per month for 3 episodes last i saw. Helps to be a fine romanian gypsy tho lol
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Originally Posted by unobtanium View Post
I sailed 4000nm from Ibiza Spain to St Lucia in the Caribbean. Trip took 40 days with 15 day stop in Canary Islands before crossing the Atlantic. It was awesome, sailed thru Gibraltar in a storm, saw whales 1000mi offshore, Casablanca, thousands of dolphins following along, caught hundreds of mahi and even two huge 20lb squid on night troll without much wind, Crew of 8 on Leopard 45 catamaran. Average speed was 6kts. What an adventure

They are out there

Sounds like an amazing trip. I hope to do something like this at some point.

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