Dauntless Crosses the North Atlantic – The Post Mortem

The crux of a successful ocean passage Providence Rhode Island to Castletownbere, Ireland: 3624 nm, 6523 km.; 638 running hours Average speed 5.7 knots 1013 gallons of fuel consumed Average = 1.59 gal/hr. Average 3.6 nm/gal= 1.7 km/liter Cost of fuel $4000 Cost per nm = $1.1/nm Stuff that broke: Four Stories and lessons LearnedContinue reading “Dauntless Crosses the North Atlantic – The Post Mortem”

An Atlantic Adventure – Three Aborts – Dauntless has fun; Richard and Julie take a Beating

Spoiler alert We turned back; left Sebastian Inlet at 8:00 a.m. dragged ourselves back to Cape Canaveral Inlet at 17:00.  And almost got run over by the one ship we saw all day. But let’s start at the beginning. Day 0 Fueling in Stuart Getting fuel from the fuel truck meant I had to moveContinue reading “An Atlantic Adventure – Three Aborts – Dauntless has fun; Richard and Julie take a Beating”

Get the Hell out of Dodge

Get the hell out of Dodge. We were in 5 feet of water with 150 feet of chain out and we continued to drag slowly, but surely, towards the shallows less than 100 feet away. Been there, Done that. But Not Tonight. It’s almost 11:00 p.m. So, I get out of my nice cozy bed,Continue reading “Get the Hell out of Dodge”