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Re: Boats for Antarctica

Well it really depends on how long you intend to be down there. If you are just passing past the capes, then I think that would work. Would not be my first choice, but I am a bit more traditional in taste. But if you are going to spend much time down there take a look at Skip's videos in the Yachting World series. If you plan on doing extensive time down there then yes I think it would make sense to look at a purpose built boat, or at least something with some protection. I would want someplace to get out of the inevitable weather at least.
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I'll second Skip Novaks series. Some episodes are a stretch to be very informative, others are great, but they're good overall. Gives you a sense of what you need to deal with.

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Re: Boats for Antarctica

I have sailed in snow only once and that experience would suggest that the boat you suggest would be grossly uncomfortable. You need protection from the wind even in summer in the Antarctic.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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