{Stus-List} C&C 40 Lost without a trace

Peter Deppisch peter.deppisch at sympatico.ca
Sat Feb 3 13:23:11 EST 2007


A quote from: http://www.mcallen.lib.tx.us/books/circumna/ci_43boa.htm
> The first consideration, of course, is seaworthiness. Howard I.
> Chapelle in /American Small Sailing Craft/ ( New York: W. W.
> Norton & Co., Inc., 1951), summed it up masterfully:
>   "No known boat (of less than 40 feet on deck), can be considered
> wholly safe in heavy weather, for there are conditions of sea and wind
> that will overwhelm even the best surfboats and lifeboats. Fortu-
> nately, such conditions are relatively rare and, with forethought, can
> usually be avoided by small-boat sailors. (Also) a good boat is no
> more seaworthy than her crew in other words, skill of handling is a
> part of seaworthiness in small craft . . .
>   "For the beginner, or relatively inexperienced sailor, to venture out
> into a heavy sea and wind in any small boat is folly that invites
> disaster."
>   Chapelle's advice has been proved sound time after time in the
> hundred or more voyages that were analyzed for this book, and in the
> dozens more that were researched but not used.
>   Conor O'Brien wrote that his ideal vessel would be 48 feet on
> the waterline and 12 feet in beam, with proportions for beam to
> length decreasing to about 33 percent for a 38-foot waterline vessel.
> Below that size, he said, he would keep to short passages of not more
> than a week or so.
The URL below is about small boats making long voyages. 

S/V Tangerine
C&C 35 MK II

David Knecht-charter wrote:
> This brings to mind a question I have been wondering about.  I read  
> about "Blue Water" boats and coastal boats and boats you would never  
> take out of the site of land.  I keep hearing people on the Furled  
> Sails podcast talking about just taking off and cruising the world.   
> In some cases people seem to have no idea what they are doing, and  
> they survive (of course there is some Darwinian selection there- we  
> don't hear from the failures).  So is a C&C xx a blue water boat?  If  
> not, why not?  Thanks- Dave
> Dr. David Knecht
> Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
> Co-head Flow Cytometry and Confocal Microscopy Facility
> U-3125
> 91 N. Eagleville Rd.
> University of Connecticut
> Storrs, CT 06269
> 860-486-2200
> 860-486-4331 (fax)
> On Feb 2, 2007, at 10:34 AM, <ckilgour at sympatico.ca>  
> <ckilgour at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> <http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/02/ 
>> This one is weird.  Let's hope he's holed up in an anchorage  
>> somewhere (or
>> pulling a Moitessier)
>> Fingers Crossed,
>> Colin
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