Notices
The Boating Forum
Like Tree219Likes

Trans-Atlantic in Center Console

Old 10-07-2019, 06:42 AM
  #141  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 174
Default

I don't think this should be too difficult, hell that Regulator, the "Queen Bee" made it all across the Atlantic....................wait, scratch that story.
Rival1 likes this.
Wicked4659 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 07:38 AM
  #142  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Westerly, RI
Posts: 4,801
Default

Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
I don't think this should be too difficult, hell that Regulator, the "Queen Bee" made it all across the Atlantic....................wait, scratch that story.
this is what I was thinking, key to the mission is to capsize the boat once your clear of cape cod and then hold on for the ride.

All kidding aside good good luck to the op sounds like a great adventure.
Rival1 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 07:46 AM
  #143  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Under the sun
Posts: 946
Default previously done in anphibious car - Ben Carlin

I remember reading about this couple (husband and wife) and found it.

"Their first Atlantic leg Halifax - Flores Island (Azores) was 2720 km long. Atlantic third leg Faial Island - Madeira Island was 1208 km long and they survived a hurricane. For sure, their Pacific crossing legs were long also...."

In a Ford GPA vehicle similar to this one;




So a big CC should feel like a confy Grayhound bus...

combi_40 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 07:57 AM
  #144  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 367
Default

Originally Posted by marintek View Post
Do not get despaired by the negativists uninformed morons. Yes, it is not an easy venture but as you can read has being done before even in a smaller vessel. I would try with 2 good engines to save weight and fuel consumption. Etec's G2 come to mind, for their low fuel consumption and performance. Besides the fuel and food cannery. If possible, a Single Side Band radio, an EPIRB, a small portable desalinator for drinking water, signaling equipment, mirror, flares, a weapon (short barrel shotgun), basic fishing equipment, (line and hooks) no fancy rod and reel! Speargun with a spare spear, a gaff or a harpoon with line and float, Pack plenty of the cheepos foam life jackets (6-8) a small solar battery charging panel and rechargeable flashlight cells. Large Orange plastic cover that would cover half boat, (will make a nice sail on a strong wind) keep you dry, and highly visible. several lines of different size to tie up anything, etc. Good Binoculars. Study the flow of currents and take advantage. God be with you.
All of those defeatists don't know the story of the KonTiki, nor would've had what it takes to do what Columbus and the Vikings before him did. Follow your dream with a clear conscience, and don't do foolish things. (Like listening to the losers) Make it late Spring or early summer, before the Hurricane season. The Southern route is shorter than what I see on the maps. There are legs longer that the Bermuda to Azores.Good Luck.
Thank you for your encouragement Marinetek. I can assure you all the negative comments and the people who think they know my motivation are only displaying their shortcomings. Nothing but bullies that need to be heard at all cost.
bpurdy0072 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 08:55 AM
  #145  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Solomons, Maryland / Now just visiting Marathon
Posts: 4,798
Default

Some guy did it alone in a nine foot boat decades ago. I saw the "coffin" in a museum (forgot which museum).
In Oct 2016 we went from Gibraltar to the Azores.
It was two days of 38 footers and 70 kt winds.
Made for an "interesting" passage.
Alas, but this was in an 1100' cruise ship!
This storm sort of just happened, developed quickly.
(just saying sheet happens)
Weather off the coast of Africa develops fast once it hits the water, especially in summer.

If you make the trip (and hope you do), be sure you have a transmit AIS so we can keep track of you.
Someone on this site did that with I think a Garmin and it automatically posted to a site every 20 minutes or so.

With a CC, you will need somewhere dry to sleep.
Maybe one of those slim, low profile hiking tents, keep it toward the stern out of the direct wind and make for a smoother sleep.

Have you considered making your own water, instead of hauling it with you?
Oh, and make sure you take Gatorade (or similar) with you to replenish the minerals and electrolytes
Take salt tablets too.
Steve_250 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 09:13 AM
  #146  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: RI
Posts: 1,125
Default

Originally Posted by bpurdy0072 View Post
Thank you for your encouragement Marinetek. I can assure you all the negative comments and the people who think they know my motivation are only displaying their shortcomings. Nothing but bullies that need to be heard at all cost.
It's not you we are concerned with...it's the first responders who will have to go look for your sorry arse after your epirb goes off and no one has heard from you in several days. There are better choices for vessels to cross the Atlantic in.
I suggest you go spend a couple of days at the Canyons hanging out. Now is a good time of year to do that. Be sure to pick some days it is blowing 20 out of the North. This will be enough to make you miserable, but shouldn't endanger anyone.

Have you ever been to the edge? Not clear you have that kind of experience. This will be good training for your adventure.
BillTex is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 09:29 AM
  #147  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 367
Default

Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
It's not you we are concerned with...it's the first responders who will have to go look for your sorry arse after your epirb goes off and no one has heard from you in several days. There are better choices for vessels to cross the Atlantic in.
I suggest you go spend a couple of days at the Canyons hanging out. Now is a good time of year to do that. Be sure to pick some days it is blowing 20 out of the North. This will be enough to make you miserable, but shouldn't endanger anyone.

Have you ever been to the edge? Not clear you have that kind of experience. This will be good training for your adventure.
Fished all summer in the canyons. From Oceanographers to Hudson and everywhere in between. Don't tell me I have no experience. I have probably 200 more days offshore at "the edge" than you. I love you guys that are all about our First Responders. Yet you have probably never made a donation in your life to the departments. You are so much holier than everyone because you care about the brave men and women who serve us every day. I call a huge BS. Why do idiots like you feel the need to chime in with negativity????? SMH.

This literally has nothing to do with you and I don't want your opinion.
bpurdy0072 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 09:39 AM
  #148  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Posts: 157
Default

Agreed that some of the negative posts are little more than trolling, offer little value, and are undoubtedly by people with little relevant experience. However, some of the concerns are certainly valid. I agree that a 40 something center console with quads is not the right tool for the job. Twins would be lighter and offer greater efficiency, and from a comfort and safety standpoint, an open bow is not a good choice. Of course such a trip in that boat is possible, but it seems you are well funded, perhaps consider obtaining and outfitting a boat more appropriate for such a trip, which can then be sold or auctioned for charity afterwards? Closed bow for protection and safety, efficient/reliable motors, etc. It seems you are an experienced boater, but not for this type of adventure, being properly prepared with a suitable boat would be safer, more comfortable, and be more likely to result in a successful adventure. Sounds like a really cool trip, if I had the available time and money, I would love to do something like that. But in a boat designed for the job... Just my 2 cents.
mash_33316 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 09:50 AM
  #149  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: RI
Posts: 1,125
Default

Originally Posted by bpurdy0072 View Post
Fished all summer in the canyons. From Oceanographers to Hudson and everywhere in between. Don't tell me I have no experience. I have probably 200 more days offshore at "the edge" than you. I love you guys that are all about our First Responders. Yet you have probably never made a donation in your life to the departments. You are so much holier than everyone because you care about the brave men and women who serve us every day. I call a huge BS. Why do idiots like you feel the need to chime in with negativity????? SMH.

This literally has nothing to do with you and I don't want your opinion.
Classic THT thread. Start a thread asking for advice/opinions. Get defensive when you hear what you don't like.


I didn't say you had no experience. I asked if you had experience.


I am a first responder.

Good luck.

TorFed and Lookinup76 like this.
BillTex is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 09:52 AM
  #150  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: RI
Posts: 1,125
Default

Originally Posted by bpurdy0072 View Post
I am planning a trans-Atlantic crossing with my brother possibly summer 2021. North Atlantic. Also looking into the southern route but the leg from Bermuda to Azores is VERY long.

Inspiration came from the "I am Second". Robert and Ralph Brown. Crossed in a 21 foot flats boat. Similar to them we are going to try and raise money for a charity close to our hearts.

I'm trying to get info on the things to consider with this type of endeavor. I know about the fuel issue, water, food, mechanical problems, electronics issues, etc. All these things will be worked out in advance obviously. I have several lists of scenarios that could play out, spares needed, first aid, food, water, fuel...bladders needed and such

Do any of you have good ideas or advice on things that may not be so obvious? I will take any and all info/advice. Trying to get a punch list of things that I may not have thought of.

Crossing will be done in a 42 CC. 600 gallon fuel tank.
Just added bpurdy0072 to blocked list.

BillTex is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 10:06 AM
  #151  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 367
Default

Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Classic THT thread. Start a thread asking for advice/opinions. Get defensive when you hear what you don't like.


I didn't say you had no experience. I asked if you had experience.


I am a first responder.

Good luck.
BillTex. I only get offensive when people call me out for wanting to raise money for a charity. Or saying I don't have the experience. THT is a valuable resource but there is so much negativity in many of the threads. I do realize the hull and engine configuration are not ideal. The whole thing about posting on THT is to see if it is possible, to hear from the people who don't think it's possible and why they think that. My problem is from people attacking me for doing my research first...before I need to be rescued.
I have said all along if I deem it too dangerous, I won't do it. I would never want to put someones life in danger for my own amusement. I have been boating my entire life. I am looking to challenge myself. It has always been a dream to cross an ocean. But I won't do it if its too stupid to try.

BillTex, I came at you a little hard..my apologies. Just very frustrating to me when assumptions are made about me and my motivation.
bpurdy0072 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 10:08 AM
  #152  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 199
Default

Pics of soon to be widowed wives, needed for assessment.
blowncar is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 10:27 AM
  #153  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 264
Default

Originally Posted by blowncar View Post
Pics of soon to be widowed wives, needed for assessment.
all these haters out here just keyboard warriors!

also pretty uniformed too!

People fucking row and paddle board across the Atlantic all the time! In fact there is a rowing race across the Atlantic that finishes in Antigua every year!

no support boats either

they don't have fuel needs so you'd probably need support vessel for fuel but good luck with the challenge
reidyfleming is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 11:56 AM
  #154  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 1,105
Default

To the OP

I don’t have anything to add from a technical planning and logistics point of view, but since you asked an open forum for any/all advice and info...

Keep an open mind about any suggestions and feedback. This is a serious undertaking and hidden in the “negative attitudes” might be some gems of information and advice that will prove useful. Many minds will have many perspectives; a lot of them you wouldn’t have come up with on your own.

I’ve planned and executed some large and complex logistical projects, and a key part of their success lay in spending time thinking of what could go wrong, how we could prevent them, and what contingencies could we put in place.

There are formal risk management techniques that are very effective in helping to identify all conceivable problems and then putting plans in place to manage them. Consider hiring some professionals in this field to assist with this process.
andosan is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 12:17 PM
  #155  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: AL
Posts: 4,339
Default

My only thought on the situation is how hard it's going to be to keep from pushing those throttles forward and let those puppies eat. Id have to disconnect three of those motors and leave the keys at home cause after the 100th hour of 10 mph travel id be ready to throttle down and get there.

Good luck to you. Make sure you document well so we can keep up with the progress. On that type of boat it would be awesome to have real time updates.
mwgoldman is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 12:42 PM
  #156  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: fort lauderdale, fl
Posts: 323
Default

Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
Just the other day I read a thread about a guy that wanted to put his 35 ft. Contender in his swimming pool and now you want to cross the Atlantic in a CC. Better than another "which prop" thread I guess.
boating in the year 2019
chester22 is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 01:51 PM
  #157  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9
Default

There are already 156 posts and maybe 10 are worth reading. What a waste of time, good riddance of poor talent tho..... don't bother to discharge your biles on my thread, I will not access this thread anymore. CIAO!
marintek is offline  
Old 10-07-2019, 02:13 PM
  #158  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bayville, NJ
Posts: 277
Default

I hope you do it, and do it successfully. Whatever your motivation is - I wish I had half of it. Maybe I too could have a boat with quads or even trips. If you decide you are doing it, best of luck to you. Please document it.
seaox23 is offline  
Old 10-08-2019, 03:58 PM
  #159  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Default

Farewell and adieu to you, to you Spanish ladies,
Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain
For we have received orders to sail to old England,
We hope but we may ne'er see you fair ladies again

I hope you do it and are successful, but couldn’t stop hearing this song in my head.

all kidding aside, my current boat is a 26 groverbuilt. The guy who made them took one from Nova Scotia to to the Azores. It did it on two very small outboards. He hit a hurricane on the way over. Great story.https://www.soundingsonline.com/.amp...groverbuilt-26


Ronald Reagan wrote him a congratulations letter and the boat called “transatlantic” that sits on the nautical mile in Freeport to this day. (With the Ron Reagan letter on display). Might give you some insight into what you can face.

I’ve thought about doing a tribute crossing.
Bob1145 is offline  
Old 10-08-2019, 06:07 PM
  #160  
Senior Member Admiral's Club Member
Marine Advertiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,349
Default

I have a light 42 with 800 gallons and quad 350’s. More motors work less providing better mpg. You only get better at trolling speed running less than all 4. My range is 675. You might need huge bladders and plan on trolling...
Sarasota Line X is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread