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My Idea About The Bermuda Challenge  
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

This challenge goes from New York to the Island of Bermuda. Normaly people do it in 21ft-40ft boats, but i've done some thinking and think it could be done in a 17ft or a 19ft boat. As many people know I'm diagnosed with Autism and I want to test my limits and think this would do it. The weather would have to be right and I would need at least 200-250 gallons of fuel in order to do this. Also you would GPS units etc. etc. I want to know your thoughts on this.

Hunter


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):
I want to know your thoughts on this.

What kind of boat is required? Could you use a sail boat? Is is a race? Sounds like fun


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):

What kind of boat is required? Could you use a sail boat? Is is a race? Sounds like fun

A boat below 40ft. No, it has to be done in less than the previous record. Yes it is a race. I would do this to test my endurance and set a record.

Hunter



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User currently offlineBAGoldEx From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

No offense intended, but do you have any idea about sailing and what this kind of passage involves?

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

I'm enroute to Bermuda now.

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Quoting BAGoldEx (Reply 3):
No offense intended, but do you have any idea about sailing and what this kind of passage involves?

Yes, very careful navigation, alertness, 3 global positioning systems, 1 radar unit, food, water, a mini shelter on deck, a auto pilot to allow me to sleep, and a very reliable engine.

Hunter



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User currently offlineBAGoldEx From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 5):
Yes, very careful navigation, alertness, 3 global positioning systems, 1 radar unit, food, water, a mini shelter on deck, a auto pilot to allow me to sleep, and a very reliable engine.

Hunter

Oh if only it were that simple, my point is have you had much single handed offshore experience? You could have 7,000 GPS units and you could still die within 2 miles of shore. Take it from me, I have done 13 passages to Bermuda on yachts ranging from a modified J/27 to an Alloy 108, it's not all rum, fun and old men in ascots. To put it bluntly, a lot of shit can go down very easily out there and if all you've got is food, water and electronics, you're f'ed. Before you can even do that though the question is, how are you going to afford it, I remember you saying you worked in a convenience store. Outfitting a boat with the correct sails, rigging, electronics, food and survival gear will cost you upwards of $50k and that's assuming you have the boat, which I'm guessing you don't. I know you may want to do this, but be real, it's not easy.


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