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You are on a wind-up, surely?
A wife and two children, around Cape Horn in a 16 ft catamaran?
I heard that the smaller the boat - the safer it is in Blue Water... Or is it the other way around?

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take a couple of american pitt bull dogs with you, that way when you get to the canal you lash one to each hull and use their doggy paddlin paws as your motor

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I don't think you should do that trip wihout Solar Stiks. If you point them at the sails the right way, then your boat will float ten percent higher than it's rated waterline, hence you'll have room for beer. ('cause God knows you're gonna need some with four people on 16 feet for a whole week)
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Forget the motors, you can maintain at least 5 knots by mounting a large fan at the front of your boat like the ones used by movie production companies.

Don't forget to read up on Donald Crowhurst, he had some great technologies for righting a catamaran.

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Great post - I needed a laugh - I think 16's pushing it though are you sure you can handle a boat that size? You might want to go back to the digny Cam was talking about...
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I heard that the smaller the boat - the safer it is in Blue Water... Or is it the other way around?
Definitely the other way around ... the safer it is in Blue Water, the smaller the boat
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This is a great thread! i did that trip last week on a sunfish but had to sit out awhile during the weather window so it took 5 1/2 days

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Definitely the other way around ... the safer it is in Blue Water, the smaller the boat
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wow what a trip i wish you guys the best of luck
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