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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Face it friends. We are all going to die.
If we try the NW Passage.
Funny you should talk about the NW Passage.

The Norwegian explorer Brge Ousland (with crew) was the first to do a successful Arctic circumnavigation in one season in 2010. Read more here Northern Passage ? 2010 :: Ousland

For this circumnavigation he chose a Corsair 31 (A small GRP trimaran)

The boat during training in Norwegian winter

A presentation he made before setting off

The route

This is a fun picture "Explaining the nature of our journey under the mighty bow of the Fram."

Fram was built by Colin Archer for the explorer Fridtjof Nansen in 1892.
She was designed to freeze into the Arctic ice and survive, building material is wood..

And the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage was Gja.
Built of wood as a freighter in 1872 in 1901 the polar explorer Roald Amundsen bouht her and adapted her for the expedition through the Northwest Passage.
(an 13 hp engine was installed for propulsion)

Gja arrives in Nome, August 1906

Last edited by knuterikt; 07-07-2013 at 09:41 AM. Reason: added text & pic about Fram
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