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    Regarding high latitude sailing on a small boat: I would guess much of Bernard Moitessier’s advice remains valid…. Here’s an excerpt from his book, ‘Cape Horn: The Logical Route’

    https://books.google.com/books?id=nY...20pole&f=false

    And some video of Joshua sailing: https://youtu.be/T0mqpWwvzW4

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    Yes, that's one of the guys I was thinking of. The others I came across recently are:
    1. Vito Dumas (just finished one of his books);
    2. https://www.guirecsoudee.com

    Vito's rig was short and pictures show 3 chainplates on the main mast. Modern designs have tall rig and a single chainplate. Randall's boat seems to have 5 or at least 5 shrouds, some lower, some upper and one doubled up, then 2 backstays. I wonder how Webb's boat is rigged.
    That Guirec Soudee site is spectacular. You gotta love someone that brings two ice axes, crampons, a drone and a chicken along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    I emailed Van de Stadt and received a response from the builder. In short his response says that the boat was essentially built for a one race event and is now too old and tired for what I'm considering doing with it.
    Maybe, but not sure what that means. My boat has seen at least 60,000 offshore miles and I'm not hesitating. Hull-Keel attachment would be critical evaluation though. From the photos it looks like you would need to replace standing & running rigging, electronics, probably new sails. $100k on the cheap and a lot of your labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Go here - http://figure8voyage.com/blog/ and check out what Randy is dealing with after being knocked down in the Indian Ocean in a boat wholly and intentionally build for high latitude sailing.
    Yes, you have to assume you will suffer at least one knockdown, and better to plan on a full rollover. Interesting to hear his comments and experience with the series drogue. I plan on taking a galerider as they seem to have more flexibility in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgmo View Post
    Regarding high latitude sailing on a small boat: I would guess much of Bernard Moitessier’s advice remains valid…. Here’s an excerpt from his book, ‘Cape Horn: The Logical Route’

    https://books.google.com/books?id=nY...20pole&f=false
    Do I read that right? 15-20 degrees to the waves? I think Vito wrote that he was putting his stern 90 degrees to the waves. Maybe I misunderstood ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar View Post
    $100k on the cheap and a lot of your labor.
    I put some numbers together to get a sense of the cost and it was about 90k before taking into account the fiberglass work. So It's outside my budget.
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    "Do I read that right? 15-20 degrees to the waves?"

    I think he meant that he set his vane for 15-20 degrees off the stern (running with waves ~160 off the bow).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgmo View Post
    "Do I read that right? 15-20 degrees to the waves?"

    I think he meant that he set his vane for 15-20 degrees off the stern (running with waves ~160 off the bow).
    That makes more sense ...
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    James B. has lowered his price just in time for a two boat race !

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianb View Post
    James B. has lowered his price just in time for a two boat race !
    Wow, yeah, that's a significant price drop ... $42k! It's still more than what I want to drop on this crazy adventure. From what I can tell none wants to buy this kind of boat. So I'll be left with an expensive boat ... just like is my case with this Olson 30 ... CFO says: boat ownership sucks ...
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