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Small boat ocean crossing

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So we all know that different types of boats cross the sea from small boats to cruise ships but, But im more interested in small boats under 30ft cross and what they do to prepare and what do they take with them and such,
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Re: Small boat ocean crossing

Start by reading 'Trekka around the world'.

Trekka Round the World: John Guzzwell: 9780938665564: Books - Amazon.ca Trekka Round the World: John Guzzwell: 9780938665564: Books - Amazon.ca



Not recent, but on topic. There will, of course, be changes today driven by technology, but a 20 ft boat at sea is still that.

Tania Abel is another good reference (Contessa 26)

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Re: Small boat ocean crossing

A LOT of info out there about that. Have you read the Pardey books?

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Re: Small boat ocean crossing

Second the recommendation on reading the Pardeys.

I will add one more recommendation as well Ocean Cruising on a Budget by UK based Anne Hammick.

In general terms I would suggest focus on simple, reliable systems. I think even in this size bracket though you do have choices in terms of high or low tech.

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Re: Small boat ocean crossing

Recommend Robert Manry's book TINKERBELLE.

"Robert Manry (June 2, 1918 – February 21, 1971) was a copy editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer who in 1965 sailed from Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Falmouth, Cornwall, England, in a tiny 13.5-foot (4.1 m) sailboat (an Old Town "Whitecap" built by the Old Town Canoe Co. of Old Town, Maine, which he had extensively modified for the voyage) named Tinkerbelle. Beginning on June 1, 1965, and ending on August 17, the voyage lasted 78 days."

No hoopla just his wife and family knew he had left. A man following his dream.

I have another book on the shelf (which I have not read yet) by Gerry Spiess called Alone Against The Atlantic

"Gerald F. (Gerry) Spiess (born 1940) is a school teacher best known for having sailed his 10-foot (3.0 m) home-built sailboat Yankee Girl solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1979 and across the Pacific in 1981.

Spiess designed and built the boat in his garage in suburban White Bear Lake, Minnesota, from plywood. After a test launch in the local lake, Spiess transported the boat to the East Coast for launch.[1] He sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, on June 1, 1979, arriving in Falmouth, England, after a 54-day Atlantic crossing."

Small enough for you?

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Re: Small boat ocean crossing

If we are talking about more books, how about;
"The Terrible Loyalty" by Sandy Moss?
Not 1 but 2 guys sail a 20 ft. boat from the West Coast to Hawaii!!

The Terrible Loyalty: Sandy Moss: 9781477651551: Amazon.com: Books The Terrible Loyalty: Sandy Moss: 9781477651551: Amazon.com: Books



We met up with Dave Chamberlain and was aboard his yacht "Mini" during our Bay & Delta cruise in 2013. Great guy.

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Re: Small boat ocean crossing

Ok, ok, since nobody has mentioned it yet...."Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere" is a good start. Most are late 60's to mid 70's, but gives you a great idea of what to look for in a seaworthy vessle.

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Re: Small boat ocean crossing

If you're interested in modern boats there are these little guys:
Mini Transat 6.50

Catalina 22
on a starboard tack
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