Me and my friends (four of as, maybe more) also want to sail across atlantic so I have few questions about it.. I didnt use search option jet, sorry if someone answered before.
Friend have sail boat, 2006 Beneteau Oceanis 393 clipper, its small for ocean cruising, but people cross atlantic with smaller boats (ww.meder.hu) so I think that wouldnt be problem.
We already have navigation equipment and other electronics; e120 display, st60 (depth, wind, speed, tridata), 4kw radar, dsc vhf, epirb, navtex,..etc, but we dont have all maps (only map of Mediterranean). We also have notebook with gps modul, any recommendations for maps (where to buy it/download)? Is it necessary to have paper maps of all path?
How to ensure sufficient el./battery power for el. devices for such long distance? Oceanis have 150l tank (diesel) with 5-6l/h cons., if we use engine as generator that wouldnt be sufficient for trip over atlantic.
Budget is around 10k $, would that be enough for all expenses?
We plan to go in this time next year (we be millioners
), after hurricane season. Departure will be from Split (Croatia/Europe) to Barbados and return to Split. Is there any tips'n'trick about return (winds, currents, best path,..)?