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12-07-2013 11:34 AM
christian.hess
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

it does extremely well downwind...just like the cal 40 surfed the pacific and still does competitively today!

the excalibur surfed mighty well
12-07-2013 04:19 AM
rgscpat
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

LWL 21.67' (feet)?
Theoretical hull speed 1.34 * sqrt 21.67 = 6.2 kts. When heeling, a bit more of the stern might get in the water, and with SA/D of 20, the boat might actually do pretty well downwind in nice breeze.
12-06-2013 07:57 PM
Lou452
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

Well We may have made the OP run or swim for it ?
I hope he makes up his own mind. More to it I hope what ever level of sailing is decided upon, fun enjoyment and learning is the end result ! We would just stay home and mold with out taking some risk. Take stock and take care fair winds.
Kind Regards, Lou
12-06-2013 01:25 PM
Hudsonian
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

Right on, Lou 452. The great circle route from Long Beach to Miami is 2,327 miles. Should he carry his gun during the swim for LA to FL?
12-06-2013 01:01 PM
christian.hess
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

I hope the OP does not get discouraged...please look at this thread and how 2 people who are previous owners of the boat responded(Im one of them)

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...abur-26-a.html

safe sailing OP I hope you do the trip! and hope to see you anchored near me in el salvador
12-05-2013 11:23 PM
Lou452
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

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Originally Posted by Hudsonian View Post
The overland distance is about 2700 miles. If you were to walk, you could get there in about 135 days and use the time and money you'd save to buy a new boat when you arrive. If you leave tomorrow, you'd get to Miami in time for the Presidents Day sheet and towel sales
20 miles a day each day, everyday for 135 days. Cut a trail . Ultra light pack ? Train with a few day hikes just to find the right shoe for the trip. A hand held GPS just blaze a trail. Why waste time the shortest way is a straight line.
Lets make this a real long hot debate should he pack a gun for protection
This poor dude walk, Run, sail, swim, Will he post and let us know if he makes it?
Good Day Lou
12-05-2013 01:37 PM
newhaul
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

Fwiw the hull speed of the excaliber is 7 knots. (Sqrt of lwl x1.34)
12-04-2013 08:50 PM
christian.hess
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

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Originally Posted by Coquina View Post
The issue here is getting NORTH from the Panama Canal is a very tough passage indeed. I would not try this in the boat owned by the OP.

our best sail was from providence island straight to cancun in 5 days cant remember...it was beaitful...fast and we had a blast...

it all depends where you go first

since he said cancun I can recomend this route as its nice...offshore straight as the bird flies..

you can also go to kunas first, the sand andres or providence etc...
12-04-2013 08:46 PM
christian.hess
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

op what is the name of your boat btw?
12-04-2013 08:43 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

The offshore route worked better for us.
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