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Blue water sailing – what's your spec?

For those who have done ocean crossing, I wonder if you can share with us the type of sailing vessel (manufacture, year of the vessel, LOA, displacement, tankage, number of crews, watch schedule……etc) and condition of the weather at the time of crossing.

If you have done more than 2, please state the most and the least. Thanks.
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Crossed the Atlantic Twice

Last crossing was from Grand Canaria to Guadeloupe.
5 crew.
i1cook 4 to run the boat. one on watch at all times. 3 hours on 9 hours off.
53 foot amel. 1000 liters water with 40 gallon an hour watermaker.
250 gallons of diesel. 28 long tons displacement. a few gales and steady trades at 20-30 knots.
had the Gennaker up for 7 days straight.---wow
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Eric, it sounds like an ultimate sailing experience. I wish I could.
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Come on Folks....... There has to be more than one to do blue water sailing here. Ok, how about folks who do long distance coastal sailing (3 to 4 days at sea). TIA.
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Union EO 36, bought in Houston and sailed to Scotland.

Long keel, 22,000 lbf displacement. About 40 gallon water, 10 gallon milk, Windbugger air generator (now failed). Motor Volvo MD17c, managing about 8 nautical miles per USgal. Fuel about 80 USgal. Ample Power alternator and 3 step regulator, still working.

Crew of 3, two hours on, four off.

A risky time of year to cross it was.

Longest passage... Bermuda to Cork... 27 days.... with the promised? Westerleys rare.

It's a good ship, but a long crossing will betray every fault. I have fixed most of them by now. A gale simply soaks the ship from end to end.... you need to be ready for that. There is a lot of water about.
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Tripp 40,small main,storm jib and big genoa,27 hp. yanmar,15 gal. fuel,33 gal.water,small sink and 1 burner.Hawaii to San Diego 19 days.


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Come on sailors! I'm anxious to see the replies in this thread too!
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1979 44 SWAN,70 gal. fuel,3 cul. engine,main and genoa,autopilot and 3 people crew.Hawaii to San Diego for 17 1/2 days,17 of them under 3 reefs on the main.

62 Dinamique,250 gal. fuel,145 hp. engine,watermaker,autopilot...............15 1/2 days Hawaii to San Diego.

47 Pery ketch,400 gal. fuel,160 hp. engine,autopilot...............will tell you after 25 days


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Tripp 40,small main,storm jib and big genoa,27 hp. yanmar,15 gal. fuel,33 gal.water,small sink and 1 burner.Hawaii to San Diego 19 days.
Hey Cap'n, that is not much of fuel and water. Were you singlehanded for the trip? What is your minimiun requirement on water and fuel? TIA.


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Boat specification.............. + 80 gal. Gatorade + 100 gal water + 120 gal fuel.4 crew on board.

Fuel for 30 % of the distance................... + 2 gal. liquid per person per day.
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