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Damn, if I was gonna sail upwind around the world south of the Great Capes, I'd at least want a dodger that spanned the full width of the freakin' coachroof! ...
Did you see his captain chair? I don't think he plans to spend too much time outside.
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What's the big deal with the minimalist dodger? When it gets cold and notty, he is just going to set the wind vane and go below for a nap... for a few weeks.
Not really. His post for day 69 (November 9) tells a different story. A few hours on deck, wind 25 to 30 knots and 3 metre breaking seas running to sort out the staysail and tack after the sheet car came off the track. He has a banged up elbow from a blow a while back to deal with as well.

I know Glenn both as a customer at Trotac and I finished wiring his panel before he left. The boat is awesome and a good choice for windward work. He is a very experienced sailor and has a great attitude. For the first 68 days he has averaged 120 miles a day, not too shabby.

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Re: He's off!!...... Again!!

Almost bought a Commanche a long time ago. Very impressive boats and excellent bang for the buck. One problem is that the engine is under the floor in the main cabin and hence exposed to bilge water. Probably not much of an issue for what he is doing. I think I would want a rigid dodger full width across the cabin top.

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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I think windage was the reason for the smaller dodger, also less likely to get damaged as waves sweep the deck in the roaring 40's.
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92 days in, nearly past Cape Leeuwin Australia, 1/3 of the way around.. Go Glen!

Going Solo ? Glenn Wakefield's solo non-stop circumnavigation 2013
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He passed Cape Leeuwin today.

Going Solo ? Day 94 Rounding Cape Leeuwin 4/12/13

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I like his companionway hatch.
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I like his companionway hatch.
It's certainly suitable for the Southern Ocean, but for the sort of sailing most of us do, that arrangement would get VERY old, VERY quickly...

However, if you were exhibiting a boat at a Boat Show, and wanted to dissuade the masses from venturing below, that setup would be PERFECT... :-)


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I like his companionway hatch.
In the unlikely event of sinking or going turtle, he will never be able to get out of the cabin when under water.

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Why not? From the pressure?

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In the unlikely event of sinking or going turtle, he will never be able to get out of the cabin when under water.
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