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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    Get the one with the biggest heater.

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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post

    I have no idea why people talk about exploration yachts; all the exploring has been done. Likewise expedition yachts. People are just cruising like anywhere else.
    +1

    Except heating would b mandatory.

    I do wonder how many of these, 'well' built, aluminium or steel yachts are actually used in locations where a seaworthy GRP yacht would, or could, not venture.

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neeves View Post
    +1

    Except heating would b mandatory.
    Are you sure

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX2b3U0n2zY

    Well worth a 5min watch BTW since I know you love cats !!

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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    Brilliant!

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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    Are you sure

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX2b3U0n2zY

    Well worth a 5min watch BTW since I know you love cats !!
    I'm more convinced than ever - you need heating!

    Magic video

    Thanks

    Jonathan

    And you don't need a 40/45' yacht (though it might be more comfortable).

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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    For further information google 'Chris Bray' and 'Teleport' and find more detail on the NW Passage that Chris and his partner (now wife) completed some time ago.

    For those old enough - Chris is the son of Andrew Bray (Aussie Bray) (to distinguish him from the other Andrew Bray) who wrote for Yachting World in the 80's (not sure of timing) of his circumnavigation with wife and 2 children (one being Chris). Andrew's yacht was 'Starship' and Chris' (keeping in theme) 'Teleport'.

    Andrew still has Starship (or did until very recently) - she is moored not far from Josepheline (just out of sight).

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    The west coast of Norway and Bear Island are ice free in summer. The west coast of Svalbard is ice free, other than a few bergy bits in the fjords, and is in continual daylight in summer. For these parts, any seaworthy wood or GRP boat will do fine.

    I have no idea why people talk about exploration yachts; all the exploring has been done. Likewise expedition yachts. People are just cruising like anywhere else.
    My thoughts exactly for what I want to do - hence looking at production GRP boats.

    A pilot or deck house seems a necessity to me, echoed above by others.

    Do you think a Jeanneau 43ds would cut it? I have sailed one in the med ages ago and liked it for that.

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    I think a dodger might be nice. But not really essential. The trouble with deckhouses is that sooner or later the sea takes a smack at them. The weather in the Arctic High can be quite nice but it can be rather bouncy getting there and getting back.

    I like this a lot:

    Last edited by Minn; 10-09-19 at 12:23.

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    Default Re: Arctic- what 40-45' yacht?

    What a great photo, Minn.
    EDIT: You've added a photo! For clarity, I was referring to the first photo.
    Last edited by stingo; 10-09-19 at 12:39.

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