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04-17-2014 12:42 PM
Re: Inheriting two sailing vessels

That thing sounds like a ship, not a boat - just the thing for sailing to Antarctica.

Shackleton could have used it by the sound of it.
04-17-2014 08:58 AM
Re: Inheriting two sailing vessels

Yeah, we need pictures - she sounds like a really cool boat! She'll be well outside my budget, but it's always fun to see something like OT.
04-17-2014 06:27 AM
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04-17-2014 12:32 AM
Re: Inheriting two sailing vessels

Ocean Tramp sounds like a very impressive boat.
04-16-2014 07:36 PM
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Glad to here you are back safe and sound. Sounds like an awesome boat - way to awesome for my blood unfortunately. It would be a quite an adventure to bring her back.
04-16-2014 05:59 PM
Re: Inheriting two sailing vessels

Apologies for the long absence. The trip to Patagonia went well, but the return was complicated by my wife getting the measles - yes, the measles - along the way. Days in the hospital and we are slowly getting back to real life!
We now know more about the larger boat, the Ocean Tramp, and we learned that a local person in Puerto Williams is interested in the smaller - good thing, because it is in bad shape. The OT has been well maintained and was just about to go out on an expedition when my brother in law died. She is 20 meters long, with a beam of 6 meters and draft of 2.1 meters. She was built in Germany in 1997 at Euro Aluship - one of just two designed for sail training in the North Atlantic. Her hull is aluminum, double thick, and she weighs 45 tons. The engine, a 230 HP Perkins diesel with 32 inch prop, is supported by a fuel capacity of 4,000 liters, meaning she has a range of 4,000 nautical miles. She is described as a Cutter Rig Ketch with an additional pilot house. The water capacity is 5,000 liters. She can sleep 15 and has 5 heads. There are 4 sails: main, mizzen, roller furling jib and genoa. She has 14 tons of lead in the keel and is very stable. Lots of extra equipment on board, including 3 radars, 2 echo sounders, 3 gps units, 3 zodiacs with 15 HP outboards.
As for sea worthiness, my brother in law sailed her from the Falklands to a tiny island, Tristan de Cuna, in the far south Atlantic and directly back to Uruguay. Very hard seas and troublesome winds/currents on the return. The total trip was about 5,000 nautical miles, all in the name of geological science!
Now we just have to figure out what is a reasonable price and where she can be taken for a full inspection - we're thinking nearby Ushuaia.
Once again, my thanks to all who offered such concrete advice. You helped us sort through some of the possibilities.
03-30-2014 11:20 AM
Gunga Din
Re: Inheriting two sailing vessels

The chilean are the most serious people I know. It's a good and a bad thing. You won't find a maze of paperwork and corrupt officials to solve things up. But you won't get ANY shortcut either.
On the other hand, I wouldn't get these boats thru Brazil unless their papers are totally ok.
03-26-2014 08:27 PM
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Sloop Jon B.....arrrr matey..glad we got ya on a "good day"....
03-26-2014 08:10 PM
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Nope - lighter please.
03-26-2014 05:18 PM
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Aww come on Hello Sailor....Lighten up--everyone knows that my comment about id verification was tongue in cheek. Right??? Besides, the only people who really fear using their real identities online are those with something to hide or those that are just...fearful. And since you think so little of the advice given on the internet, I'll keep that in mind...thanks for that free advice--it is worth a lot to me. Have I lightened up enough for your taste?
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