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Old 12-13-2004, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heavy weather video from a 170'..........

I was just checking into having my Bertram taken down to Costa Rica for a little fishing excursion.
I was on the Dockwise Yacht Transport site & found something cool.
Check out www.yacht-transport.com and look to the left & find the link "Do you want to travel on your own keel?"
The video was taken from the bridge of the 170' Amels "kiss the sky".
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good video clip! Now that's what it's really like offshore!!

For the most part, magazines feature glamorous pictures of yachts in pristine island settings. The reality is... it's not always smooth sailing to get there.

Thanks for the link Dave! Hope you don't encounter the same when you bring the Bertram down.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was just checking into having my Bertram taken down to Costa Rica for a little fishing excursion.
I was on the Dockwise Yacht Transport site & found something cool.
Check out www.yacht-transport.com and look to the left & find the link "Do you want to travel on your own keel?"
The video was taken from the bridge of the 170' Amels "kiss the sky".
Is sometimes all it takes.
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's a mighty big yacht to have missed a weather forecast...

Stuff happens I guess.
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think this kind of weather comes as no surprise on long crossings. As most yachts, but the very large, has an economical cruising speed around ten knots, an Atlantic crossing is a two week trip.

To meet a storm during that period is pretty normal and as you know, many yachts has storm shutters of steel over the windows. Except more recent yachts with bullet proof glass.

So I think the clip reflects how it is, besides normally none is in the mode to film it...
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just imagine... you could weather the storm on your own bottom, or safely fastened onto a Dockwise vessel... your chohice, but I think I would choose WISE (pun intended). Why have your yacht get a beating... makes no sense to me, and it is much too costly. If I were RICH and could afford a yacht, I surely wouldn't want it to get slapped by a severe storm or endure wear and tear by crossing threatening waters... but that's just my opinion and I am certainly not a captain. For a captain, it may be a challenge to cross the "pond," but if you weigh the pros and cons, it just makes sense to keep yourself, and the yacht your owner treasures, SAFER. Less wear and tear is the motto hear, and I truly think it is also a good selling point. After all, M/Y ADLER (The old ADLER, 116' Baglietto) didn't book over 30 voyages with us only to demonstrate it's seaworthiness. And, even though I am not certain about this, but I bet that it sold because it was PRESERVED by cutting down on the engine hours. Think about it.

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Hi Cat,

Nice of you to join in the discussion. All good points! On Adler... I'm pretty sure it sold because it was an absolute BARGAIN! But certainly low hours helped too. If you ever saw the engine room access corridor, it would explain why they wanted to keep the hours low. It was tighter than a wetsuit after Thanksgiving. Pretty sure they would need to remove decks if they needed to replace parts.

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i would travel on my own keel in that, i love the rush, but if i was working on someone else's yacht, i would def dockwise it. fun stuff, wish i had video or even pics from the storm of my last crossing from hawaii a year ago.
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to find the clip now, under the NEWS tab, it's in the media library
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